Career Outlook for Environmental Scientists and Specialists

Also known as:  Ecological Modeler, Environmental Analyst, Environmental Scientist, Hazardous Substances Scientist, Health Environmentalist, Water Pollution Scientist, Water Quality Analyst
The overall job outlook for Environmental Scientist or Specialist careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 22.21 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 3.70 percent per year. Demand for Environmental Scientists and Specialists is expected to go up, with an expected 28,100 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 4.30 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Environmental Scientists and Specialists in the following states
California 12,120
Texas 7,790
Florida 6,400
Washington 3,880
Virginia 3,520
North Carolina 3,470
New York 2,730
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Environmental Scientists and Specialists
South Dakota 220
Arkansas 320
Iowa 320
Rhode Island 360
Delaware 370
New Mexico 370
New Hampshire 390