Should You Become an Environmental Scientist?

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Updated November 10, 2016

3. How do you feel about writing papers, reports, and essays?

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5. When you have a project to do, do you prefer to have to answer to someone or would you rather work independently?

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7. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being the best and 1 the worst, how good are you in science?

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10. What is the lowest compensation that would be acceptable to you?

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Should You Become an Environmental Scientist?

You got: Don't Become an Environmental Scientist

I got Don't Become an Environmental Scientist. Should You Become an Environmental Scientist?
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You would be so much happier if you chose a different career. Being an environmental scientist isn't a right fit for you. Your answers indicate that you don't have enough of the qualities you need to succeed: excellent active listening, speaking, writing and problem-solving skills, and must be available to travel for work.

Employers usually hire candidates with a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in natural science. The median annual salary is $67,460.

Take time to find a career that plays to your strengths. If you do, there is a much better chance you will have a successful career with which you are happy. 

Should You Become an Environmental Scientist?

You got: Environmental Scientist Isn't a Good Career Choice

I got Environmental Scientist Isn't a Good Career Choice. Should You Become an Environmental Scientist?
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Your answers indicate you may not have all the qualities that would make you a good environmental scientist. Other careers would be a better fit for someone with your strengths. Environmental scientist s must have excellent active listening, speaking, writing and problem-solving skills, and must be available to travel for work.

Employers usually hire candidates with a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in natural science. The median annual salary is $67,460.

There are a lot of careers out there. You will find one that is perfect for you. Look for a career that suits your strengths and make sure you are willing to fulfill all the job requirements.

Take time to find a career that plays to your strengths. If you do, there is a much better chance you will have a successful career with which you are happy.

Should You Become an Environmental Scientist?

You got: You Might Make a Good Environmental Scientist

I got You Might Make a Good Environmental Scientist. Should You Become an Environmental Scientist?
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You have most of the qualities that environmental scientists need, but not all of them. Environmental scientists must have excellent active listening, speaking, writing and problem-solving skills, and must be available to travel for work.

Employers usually hire candidates with a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in natural science. The median annual salary is $67,460.

Before you make your next move, learn more about being an environmental scientist. Conduct informational interviews with people who work in this field and read job descriptions. 

Should You Become an Environmental Scientist?

You got: You Were Born to Be an Environmental Scientist

I got You Were Born to Be an Environmental Scientist. Should You Become an Environmental Scientist?
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Congratulations! You made an excellent choice. Your answers indicate that you have all, or just about all, of the qualities successful environmental scientists need.

These strengths include, excellent active listening, speaking, writing and problem-solving skills, and must be available to travel for work.

Employers usually hire candidates with a bachelor’s degree and/or master’s degree in natural science. The median annual salary is $67,460.

Although these quiz results indicate this is a good career choice, learn more about it before you make a final decision. Look at job descriptions and do informational interviews with people who work in this field.