Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health:

Perform laboratory and field tests to monitor the environment and investigate sources of pollution, including those that affect health, under the direction of an environmental scientist, engineer, or other specialist. May collect samples of gases, soil, water, and other materials for testing.

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Indiana Average Salary $43,090.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Associate's degree
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 796
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 12.97 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Attention to Detail
Written Communication
Oral Communication
Technology and Tool Usage
Following Directions
Math Application

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Analyze environmental data
Perform environmental assessment
Analyze ecosystem data
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Perform environmental research
Analyze geological samples
Perform biological testing
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Perform Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) related research
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Examine biological specimens
Conduct ecological research in natural or industrial environments
Analyze chemical compounds or substances
Provide scientific or technical research assistance
Analyze biological material samples
Analyze soil to determine fertilizer requirements
Monitor chemical action of substances
Analyze the chemical structures, properties, and reactions of organic or carbon compounds
Analyze chemical or biological data
Evaluate impact of regulations or laws
Appraise environmental impact of regulations or policies
Analyze forest conditions
Interpret aerial photographs
Interpret laws or legislation
Analyze physical or environmental survey data
Perform engineering research
Determine regulatory limitations on project
Analyze biological samples
Isolate microorganisms
Analyze geological data
Locate natural resources using geospatial or other environmental data
Interpret research data
Analyze blood samples
Analyze cellular, molecular, or biological compounds
Analyze engineering design problems
Analyze engineering data
Forecast phenomena based on statistical or mathematical research data
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Evaluate worker exposure to hazardous or dangerous conditions
Perform cost benefit analysis
Determine legal liability of organization or client
Determine energy consumption of systems, structures, appliances, or devices

Getting Information

Research environmental impact of industrial or development activities
Determine effects of pollution
Collect statistical data
Investigate environmental impact of projects and activities
Research impact of environmental conservation initiatives
Monitor environmental impacts of production or development activities
Conduct climatological research
Survey land or properties
Research agricultural processes or practices
Collect geographical or geological field data
Review maps to determine location or routes
Conduct atmospheric research
Review engineering data or reports
Gather physical or topographical survey data
Conduct biological research
Conduct environmental field research
Analyze adaptability of species to new environmental conditions
Conduct geological research
Conduct biological laboratory research or experiments
Research engineering designs or applications
Interpret information from diagrams, blueprints, schematics, or technical drawings
Conduct interviews to gather scientific or research-based information
Review Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) related codes and specifications
Research hydrologic features or processes
Research geographical information using library or internet
Obtain technical support instructions from scientists or engineers
Study development of microscopic organisms
Examine characteristics or behavior of living organisms
Research microbiological or chemical processes or structures
Conduct field trips
Collect scientific or technical data
Study structure or properties of submicroscopic matter
Review construction blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements
Collect archival or historical material
Read operating, service, or repair manuals
Conduct biological field research
Study animal development
Interview witnesses, suspects, or claimants
Research crop management methods
Review laws for understanding and application
Review industrial, production, or manufacturing codes and specifications
Research human or animal disease or parasites
Conduct vivisection for scientific research
Study plant development
Conduct plant location surveys
Investigate legal issues
Conduct historical research
Conduct interviews to gather information about business operations
Identify laws or court decisions relevant to pending cases

Thinking Creatively

Develop plans to manage natural resources
Develop sustainable environmental protection practices or methods
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables
Develop renewable resource management plans
Develop engineering policies, procedures, or standards
Develop complex computer databases
Maintain quality assurance procedures
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Develop basic data repositories or databases
Develop improved or alternative agricultural methods
Develop informational maps or charts
Determine operational criteria or specifications
Develop technical or scientific databases
Write business project or bid proposals
Write public sector or institutional research and grant proposals
Identify sustainable business practices
Develop public policies, procedures, or standards
Develop scientific hypotheses, theories, or laws in environmental science
Develop scientific hypotheses, theories, or laws in biology
Develop mathematical concepts, models, or simulations
Design construction projects
Develop engineering technical methods or processes
Design waste recovery methods
Design environmental control systems
Develop new products based on scientific research
Design civil structures or systems
Develop theories or models of phenomena
Prepare grant applications
Design control systems
Create models of engineering designs or methods
Develop safety procedures and regulations

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Measure environmental characteristics
Assess compliance with environmental laws
Monitor soil conditions
Inspect condition of natural environments
Ensure compliance with polices or regulations
Monitor soil response to management practices
Monitor atmospheric or meteorological conditions
Analyze environmental regulations to ensure organizational compliance
Monitor timing or metering devices to regulate environmental conditions
Monitor forage plant growth
Monitor transportation operations to ensure compliance with regulations or standards
Monitor regulatory compliance
Maintain physical security of sensitive or classified data
Maintain safe work environment
Store medical laboratory specimens
Observe weather conditions
Detect infractions of rules
Monitor organizational processes
Monitor activities or conditions affecting environmental quality
Monitor operational procedures in technical environments to ensure conformance to standards
Determine air, water, steam, or fluid pressure using gauges
Monitor project scope guidelines
Maintain safe environment for children

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Environmental Health and Safety
Quality Assurance and Control
Security Clearance
Project Management
Forklift Operation
Environmental Laws and Regulations
Legal Compliance
Hazardous Material Handling
Environmental Compliance

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