Career Options

Below listed are the major careers one could pursue in the field of Environmental Studies, followed by required qualifications, career path to adopt, expected salaries, local and global demand and list of Institutions that are offering relevant courses.

  • Sustainability Management
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Industrial Ecologists
  • Air Quality Engineer
  • Climatologist

What You Need To Know

Lately there is lot of aware in the public on the environmental aspects and their short and long term affects. Paris convention on Environmental issues and commitments by individual nations pushed several projects into forefront thus making this career field exciting. There is overall commitment from governments and private organizations to protecting the fragile environment. Environmental scientists and specialists involve in collection data, securing clearances for projects, analyze the samples, develop a prevention plan, help in policy making, and impart training to the necessary.

Bachelor’s degree in Environmental sciences and practical experience along with apprenticeship would be helpful to step into the career. However, depending on the area of operation, Master’s degree and specialization would come handy. It is a deep subject hence experience and expertise is what sought after by the public and private institutions.

Mostly Environmental specialists work in labs and on field collecting samples, analyzing them and concluding on the observations. People with passion for travelling and changing lives could do well in this career field. It involves handling and coordinating with various organizations hence patience and teamwork are must. Pay depends on the role being played but could be directly related to the contribution.


A bachelor’s degree in Environmental sciences is good to start with however advisable to secure master’s degree and field experience to reach good position.


Patience, Observational, Analytical skills, Communication, Team management, Self-discipline, Numerical.

Expected Salary

Entry level could be around INR 5L per annum however the highest paid jobs are related to the consultants who help in getting projects cleared.

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