Environmental science creates and applies knowledge and attitudes from many different disciplines related to the changes in our natural and human environment.
Critical and analytical thinking - Collect and synthesize large quantities of data; Creative thinking; problem solving skills; decision making
Qualitative, quantitative and field research skills - Surveying, sampling and statistical analysis; Solve problems and find solutions; Experience with fieldwork techniques; Assess risk within the environment
Oral and written communication skills - Presenting and communicating technical and scientific data and ideas clearly and articulately to both the scientific and non-scientific communities using current technology; Scientific and technical writing; Memorize large amounts of information
Organization and attention to detail - Independent worker, ability to meet deadlines; Demonstrate precision and accuracy in data collection and observation; Data, time and resource management
Please note some of these positions may require further training, certification or education. Check out the occupational profiles to review the full details for the occupations that interest you at alis.alberta.ca/occinfo
Formal Career Assessments like the Strong Interest Inventory and the Myers Briggs Type Indicator can be helpful tools for your career development. These assessments have been used for decades to help individuals choose a major, explore career options during and upon completion of a degree and to further understand yourself in relationship to the world of work. Inquire with Career Services if you are interested in these formal assessments.