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Environmental Site Assessor

Career Overview

Conduct economic analysis related to environmental protection and use of the natural environment, such as water, air, land, and renewable energy resources. Evaluate and quantify benefits, costs, incentives, and impacts of alternative options using economic principles and statistical techniques.

Career Outlook

Projections 2022-2030

New job opportunities are very likely in the future. With a
13% Percent change.

2020 Employment


2030 Employment


What training is needed?

People starting in this career usually have:

  • Master's degree
  • No work experience
  • No on-the-job training

Programs that can prepare you for this career are:
  • Agricultural Economics
  • Applied Economics
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Development Economics and International Development
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics

What does a typical day look like?

  • Forecast economic, political, or social trends.
  • Research impacts of environmental conservation initiatives.
  • Collect environmental data or samples.
  • Appraise environmental impact of regulations or policies.
  • Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations.
  • Develop environmental sustainability plans or projects.
  • Communicate results of environmental research.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. 2055370
Any opinions, findings and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.