"osha," "environmental compliance," and "technical reports" aren't the only skills we found staff environmental scientists list on their resumes. In fact, there's a whole list of staff environmental scientist responsibilities that we found, including:
Before becoming a staff environmental scientist, 81.2% earned their bachelor's degree. When it comes down to graduating with a master's degree, 9.0% staff environmental scientists went for the extra education. If you're wanting to pursue this career, it may be impossible to be successful with a high school degree. In fact, most staff environmental scientists have a college degree. But about one out of every nine staff environmental scientists didn't attend college at all.
The staff environmental scientists who went onto college to earn a more in-depth education generally studied environmental science and biology, while a small population of staff environmental scientists studied geology and geography.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a staff environmental scientist. We've found that most staff environmental scientist resumes include experience from ERM, Burns & McDonnell, and Environmental Management Consultants. Of recent, ERM had 3 positions open for staff environmental scientists. Meanwhile, there are 2 job openings at Burns & McDonnell and 2 at Environmental Management Consultants.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, staff environmental scientists tend to earn the biggest salaries at ERM, The Institute for Genomic Research, and Burns & McDonnell. Take ERM for example. The median staff environmental scientist salary is $95,797. At The Institute for Genomic Research, staff environmental scientists earn an average of $85,593, while the average at Burns & McDonnell is $77,845. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
Some other companies you might be interested in as a staff environmental scientist include Tetra Tech, Science Applications International .., and Arcadis. These three companies were found to hire the most staff environmental scientists from the top 100 U.S. educational institutions.