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Environmental Economists
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Conduct economic analysis related to environmental protection and use of the natural environment, such as water, air, land, and renewable energy resources. Evaluate and quantify benefits, costs, incentives, and impacts of alternative options using economic principles and statistical techniques.

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Currently Employed: 5,439

Projected Annual Job Openings: 190

Typical Hourly Wage: $39.60 - $65.94

Typical Annual Salary: $82,400 - $137,200

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Typical education needed for entry: Master's degree

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: None

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typical job duties

  • Write technical documents or academic articles to communicate study results or economic forecasts.
  • Conduct research on economic and environmental topics, such as alternative fuel use, public and private land use, soil conservation, air and water pollution control, and endangered species protection.
  • Assess the costs and benefits of various activities, policies, or regulations that affect the environment or natural resource stocks.
  • Collect and analyze data to compare the environmental implications of economic policy or practice alternatives.
  • Prepare and deliver presentations to communicate economic and environmental study results, to present policy recommendations, or to raise awareness of environmental consequences.
  • Develop programs or policy recommendations to achieve environmental goals in cost-effective ways.
  • Perform complex, dynamic, and integrated mathematical modeling of ecological, environmental, or economic systems.
  • Write research proposals and grant applications to obtain private or public funding for environmental and economic studies.
  • Conduct research to study the relationships among environmental problems and patterns of economic production and consumption.
  • Write social, legal, or economic impact statements to inform decision-makers for natural resource policies, standards, or programs.

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Tools:
  • Desktop computers
  • Mainframe computers
  • Notebook computers
  • Personal computers
  • Scanners

Technology:
  • Analytical or scientific software
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Development environment software
  • Office suite software
  • Word processing software

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