ERIC Number: ED145205
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Career Choices: Working toward a Better Environment. Revised.
Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.
This brief guide to environmental careers first provides a history of this job market and then in two sections (covering six pages), describes specific jobs and steps to planning a career. The first section describes each job in each of the major categories of careers in the environmental field: (1) Environmental Equipment Operation (attendants and support personnel operators, incinerator plant attendant, wildlife attendant, wastewater treatment plant operator, sanitary landfill equipment operator, solid waste systems manager); (2) Environmental Technology (environmental inspector, nuclear technician, mechanical tester); (3) Environmental Technology and Education (teacher, environmental engineer, noise control specialist, physician, psychologist, sanitarian/environmentalist, toxicologist, urban planner, soil conservationist); and (4) Environmental Science and Research (aquatic biologist, entomologist, physiologist, agronomist, epidemiologist, geologist, meteorologist, oceanographer, sociologist, writer, lawyer). The second section provides suggestions for finding out about job information and employment opportunities. Appended is a state-by-state listing of postsecondary schools and colleges offering environmental science programs, along with names and addresses of organizations which will provide (free or at cost) career information. (SH)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Planning, Conservation (Environment), Educational Programs, Employment Qualifications, Environment, Environmental Education, Occupational Information, Occupations, Postsecondary Education, Resource Materials
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock Number 055-000-00158-8, $0.35)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC.