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Career information and college search tools for environmental science technicians and those interested in pursuing careers in related fields.

Environmental Science Technicians Skills

Below are the skills needed to be environmental science technicians according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Skill NameImportanceCompetence
Active Listening44
Critical Thinking3.883.75
Reading Comprehension3.884
Speaking3.753.75
Science3.623.38

Environmental Science Technicians Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be environmental science technicians according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Ability NameImportanceCompetence
Oral Comprehension44
Written Comprehension44.12
Oral Expression3.884
Problem Sensitivity3.883.88
Deductive Reasoning3.753.88

Environmental Science Technicians Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be environmental science technicians according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 7 being highest).

   
Knowledge AreaImportanceCompetence
English Language4.094.68
Biology3.954.55
Law and Government3.733.82
Mathematics3.644.27
Chemistry3.594.32

Environmental Science Technicians Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being environmental science technicians according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest) and competency level on a scale of 1 to 7 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work ActivityImportanceCompetence
Documenting/Recording Information4.434.18
Getting Information4.415.05
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates4.184.86
Interacting With Computers4.183.09
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards4.144.82

Environmental Science Technicians Work styles

Below are the work styles involved in being environmental science technicians according to their importance on the scale of 1 to 5 (1 being lowest and 5 being highest).

   
Work StyleImportance
Integrity4.73
Dependability4.36
Attention to Detail4.32
Analytical Thinking4.19
Initiative4

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Environmental Science Technicians

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Environmental Science Technicians jobs , as of 2017

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim1,260 $60,090
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land1,080 $46,620
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward760 $65,110
Phoenix-Mesa-Scottsdale730 $42,910
San Diego-Carlsbad690 $50,650
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington470 $51,750
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade460 $53,600
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood430 $47,080
Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell410 $45,300
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue370 $62,240

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to environmental science technicians

Source : 2017 Occupational Employment Statistics and 2016-26 Employment Projections, Bureau of Labor Statistics, BLS.gov; O*NET® 23.1 Database, O*NET OnLine, National Center for O*NET Development, Employment & Training Administration, U.S. Department of Labor, onetonline.org

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