Environmental chemists are responsible for analysing the affects of chemicals on soil, air and water environments, and they are also responsible for devising solutions to environmental problems.
The main aim of environmental chemists is to locate and neutralise threats of pollution to people, animals and plants, using their knowledge of chemical properties and reactions. They conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or experiments in laboratories for quality or process control, or to develop new products or knowledge.
How to qualify
You need a Degree: BSc in chemistry, chemical engineering, environmental science or a related field. Courses in biology, analytical chemistry, geology, hydrology or toxicology would be useful
- chemical industry
- private consulting firms
- Government agencies
- Department of Agriculture, Environmental Protection Agency
- waste management companies
- colleges and universities
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