What you need to know about environmental science Jobs
With the job market booming, it seems the next job for environmental science scientists is becoming more important.
The job of a postdoc is often a combination of the academic, professional and managerial jobs, according to the Australian Institute of Environmental Studies.
It’s the only profession where a bachelor’s degree is required for the top job.
The institute estimates that there are more than 11,000 jobs in environmental science in Australia, with the most common roles being research assistant, postdoc and associate professor.
Many of these jobs require a master’s degree in environmental engineering.
In the meantime, environmental science positions are being filled in the corporate world, according the Australian Bureau of Statistics.
There are more positions available than positions, according ResearchGate, a site that provides job seekers with job information.
Its job search tool is one of the most popular, with job listings ranging from entry-level positions in the research and development (R&D) industry to top-level corporate positions.
The site says more than 12 per cent of the Australian population holds an undergraduate or postgraduate degree, compared to 7 per cent for the rest of the world.
Australia is currently ranked fourth globally in job growth.
The average annual salary in the field of environmental science is $66,000, according a report published by the Australian Council for Environmental Science.
That compares with $42,500 in the UK, $36,000 in France, $31,000 and $25,000 globally.
ResearchGate says the average annual income for a full-time academic research assistant is $51,400.