"procedures," "hazardous materials," and "environmental compliance" aren't the only skills we found environmental specialists list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of environmental specialist responsibilities that we found, including:
After discovering the most helpful skills, we moved onto what kind of education might be helpful in becoming an environmental specialist. We found that 63.8% of environmental specialists have graduated with a bachelor's degree and 11.6% of people in this position have earned their master's degrees. While most environmental specialists have a college degree, you may find it's also true that generally it's possible to be successful in this career with only a high school degree. In fact, our research shows that one out of every eight environmental specialists were not college graduates.
Those environmental specialists who do attend college, typically earn either environmental science degrees or biology degrees. Less commonly earned degrees for environmental specialists include business degrees or geology degrees.
When you're ready to become an environmental specialist, you might wonder which companies hire environmental specialists. According to our research through environmental specialist resumes, environmental specialists are mostly hired by State of Florida, Voca Corp Of North Carolina, and Jacobs Engineering Group. Now is a good time to apply as State of Florida has 20 environmental specialists job openings, and there are 6 at Voca Corp Of North Carolina and 5 at Jacobs Engineering Group.
If you're interested in companies where environmental specialists make the most money, you'll want to apply for positions at Phillips 66, Chevron, and Texas Instruments. We found that at Phillips 66, the average environmental specialist salary is $73,672. Whereas at Chevron, environmental specialists earn roughly $69,681. And at Texas Instruments, they make an average salary of $68,275.
We also looked into companies who hire environmental specialists from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include United States Environmental Protection .., Tetra Tech, and AECOM.
The industries that environmental specialists fulfill the most roles in are the health care and manufacturing industries. But the highest environmental specialist annual salary is in the professional industry, averaging $58,841. In the manufacturing industry they make $57,152 and average about $56,712 in the energy industry. In conclusion, environmental specialists who work in the professional industry earn a 30.3% higher salary than environmental specialists in the government industry.