science and protection technicians perform laboratory and field tests to
monitor environmental resources and determine the contaminants and
sources of pollution in the environment.
They may collect samples for
testing or be involved in abating and controlling sources of
Some are responsible for waste management
operations, control and management of hazardous materials inventory, or
general activities involving regulatory compliance.
science technicians employed at private consulting firms work directly
under the supervision of an environmental scientist.
Note: Some resources in this section are provided by
the US Department
of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.