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Environmental Scientists Skills

Below are the skills needed to be environmental scientists 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 Listening44.12
Critical Thinking44.12
Reading Comprehension45
Science3.884.62
Speaking3.884.38

Environmental Scientists Abilities

Below are the abilities needed to be environmental scientists 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 Comprehension4.125
Written Comprehension4.125
Deductive Reasoning44.12
Inductive Reasoning44.62
Oral Expression45

Environmental Scientists Knowledge

Below are the knowledge areas needed to be environmental scientists 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 Language4.264.8
Mathematics3.834.7
Law and Government3.714.08
Clerical3.584.64
Customer and Personal Service3.524.34

Environmental Scientists Work activities

Below are the work activities involved in being environmental scientists 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
Getting Information4.625.4
Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events4.424.95
Interacting With Computers4.393.3
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates4.374.84
Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards4.284.65

Environmental Scientists Work styles

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

   
Work StyleImportance
Attention to Detail4.53
Integrity4.47
Dependability4.44
Analytical Thinking4.36
Cooperation4

Metro Areas Sorted by Total Employment for
Environmental Scientists

Listed below are the 10 largest metro areas based on the total number of people employed in Environmental Scientists jobs , as of 2018

   
Metro AreaTotal EmploymentAnnual Mean Salary
Los Angeles-Long Beach-Anaheim3,060 $91,110
Sacramento--Roseville--Arden-Arcade2,640 $88,910
San Francisco-Oakland-Hayward2,600 $104,690
Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue1,620 $90,980
Baltimore-Columbia-Towson1,500 $71,790
Denver-Aurora-Lakewood1,370 $96,990
Miami-Fort Lauderdale-West Palm Beach1,140 $69,380
Dallas-Fort Worth-Arlington1,140 $76,620
San Diego-Carlsbad1,130 $78,650
Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land1,110 $93,730

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Total employment and salary for professions similar to environmental scientists

Source : 2018 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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