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Exploring Careers in Environmental Science

Environmental Science

The environmental science field is interdisciplinary in nature, requiring industry professionals to consider multiple scientific, economic, and societal factors when trying to solve today's complex environmental problems. This guide can serve as a starting point for those interested in learning more about the many career paths available within this exciting field.

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Find a New Career in the Emerging Green-Collar Workforce

Find a New Career in the Emerging Green-Collar Workforce

By Leia O’Connell, MSW

Now more than ever, topics of sustainability, conservation, climate awareness, and “eco-friendliness” are common conversations. Consumers are looking for companies who create “green” initiatives, strive to reduce waste, and don’t have a negative impact on the environment. Businesses have realized that the perception of how their company impacts the environment, impacts their sales.

STEM Careers Require Knowledge, Adaptability and Soft Skills

STEM Careers Require Knowledge, Adaptability and Soft Skills

Vlog with Dr. Danny Welsch, Associate Dean, School of STEM and Courtney Bousquet, Career Coaching Manager, APUS

In the rapidly evolving field of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM), it is necessary to be adaptable and adjust quickly to changes. In technology, for example, constant advances are being made, creating new job opportunities in many organizations.

4 Ways to Color Your Career Green

4 Ways to Color Your Career Green

By Ariana Marshall, Ph.D.

Water pollution costs Americans an estimated $4.3 billion annually. Air pollution costs $5 trillion globally if we include what we pay to avoid air-related health issues. This pollution problem didn’t just happen on its own. It was created by a series of decisions, most of them made by people who did not study environmental science.