Other Environmental Scientists includes jobs like Environmental Educator, and Soil Scientist.

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

    Tasks

    • Studies origins, composition and distribution of soils and the materials from which soils are formed.
    • Investigates effect of land use practices on soil.
    • Analyses soil for elements and develops methods for altering soil characteristics to suit different plants.
    • Plans and co-ordinates management practices for the control of soil degradation due to erosion, cultivation, excess water or salinity.
    • Advises on moisture conservation, irrigation and drainage.
    • Advises on suitability of soil use for cropping, horticulture, pasture, forestry and alternative systems of land use, including waste disposal.
    • Advises on use of soil for engineering purposes and on restoration of soil following massive disturbances through mining and other exploitative operations.

    All Environmental Scientists

    • $1,779 Weekly Pay
    • Strong Future Growth
    • Lower unemployment Unemployment

    Other Environmental Scientists

    • 1,300 workers Employment Size
    • Very high skill Skill level rating
    • 72% Full-Time Full-Time Share
    • 43 hours Average full-time
    • 40 years Average age
    • 45% female Gender Share

    The number of people working as Other Environmental Scientists (in their main job) stayed about the same over 5 years:
    from 1,300 in 2011 to 1,300 in 2016.

    • Size: This is a very small occupation.
    • Location: Other Environmental Scientists work in many regions of Australia.
    • Industries: Most work in Public Administration and Safety; Professional, Scientific and Technical Services; and Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services.
    • Full-time: Many work full-time (72%, higher than the average of 66%).
    • Hours: Full-time workers spend around 43 hours per week at work (compared to the average of 44 hours).
    • Age: The average age is 40 years (compared to the average of 40 years).
    • Gender: 45% of workers are female (compared to the average of 48%).

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    Main Industries

    Main Employing Industries (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Industries are based on the Australian and New Zealand Standard Industrial Classification (ANZSIC 06).
    Main Employing IndustriesIndustry (% share)
    Public Administration and Safety31.7
    Professional, Scientific and Technical Services15.5
    Electricity, Gas, Water and Waste Services12.3
    Education and Training7.1
    Other Industries33.4

    States and Territories

    • NSW

    • VIC

    • QLD

    • SA

    • TAS

    • NT

    • ACT

    Employment by State and Territory (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Share of workers across Australian States and Territories, in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    StateOther Environmental ScientistsAll Jobs Average
    NSW30.531.6
    VIC23.925.6
    QLD21.220.0
    SA7.77.0
    WA12.410.8
    TAS2.02.0
    NT1.21.0
    ACT1.11.9

    Age Profile

    Age Profile (% Share)

    Source: Based on ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Age profile of workers in this job compared to the all jobs average.
    Age BracketOther Environmental ScientistsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    15-192.1-5.05.0
    20-246.3-9.39.3
    25-3424.0-22.922.9
    35-4430.4-22.022.0
    45-5420.3-21.621.6
    55-598.5-9.09.0
    60-645.3-6.06.0
    65 and Over3.1-4.24.2

    Education Level

    Highest Level of Education (% Share)

    Source: ABS Census 2016, Customised Report. Highest qualification completed by workers in this job (in any field of study). Qualifications needed by new workers might be different from the qualifications of workers already in the job.
    Type of QualificationOther Environmental ScientistsAll Jobs AverageAll Jobs Average
    Post Graduate/Graduate Diploma or Graduate Certificate27.6-10.110.1
    Bachelor degree43.9-21.821.8
    Advanced Diploma/Diploma8.8-11.611.6
    Certificate III/IV9.9-21.121.1
    Year 126.2-18.118.1
    Year 111.2-4.84.8
    Year 10 and below2.3-12.512.5

    There are several occupations in this group, which may have varying study pathways.

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    Employers look for Environmental Scientists who can communicate clearly, work well in a team and have strong interpersonal skills.

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    Knowledge

    These are important topics, subjects or knowledge areas.

    1. Customer and personal service

      68% Skill level

      Understanding customer needs, providing good quality service, and measuring customer satisfaction.

    2. English language

      67% Skill level

      English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    3. Biology

      65% Skill level

      Plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, how they rely on and work with each other and the environment.

    4. Chemistry

      62% Skill level

      Chemical composition, structure, and properties. How chemicals are made, used, mixed, and can change.

    5. Geography

      61% Skill level

      Describing land, sea, and air, including their physical characteristics, locations, how they work together, and the location of plant, animal, and human life.

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    Demands

    The physical and social demands workers face most often are shown below.

    1. Electronic mail

      98% Important

      Use electronic mail.

    2. Face-to-face discussions

      97% Important

      Talk with people face-to-face.

    3. Telephone

      97% Important

      Talk on the telephone.

    4. Indoors, heat controlled

      87% Important

      Work indoors with access to heating or cooling.

    5. Being exact or accurate

      86% Important

      Be very exact or highly accurate.

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    The skills and importance ratings on this page are derived from the US Department of Labor O*NET Database Version 21.2, 19-4091.00 - Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health.

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