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  1. #1 Green Career....Environmental Geology 
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    OK, I have a pretty small science background as I majored in Economics in undergrad.

    I was accepted into an Environmental Studies program and was originally going to major in Environmental Policy but now I am interested in the Environmental Geology and GIS concentration. It's seems much more lucrative than a policy degree.

    What would employers think of a Masters in Environmental Studies with a concentration in Environmental Geology and GIS?

    What would they think of that plus a BA in Economics?

    What positions could I expect after graduation?

    What about salary considering that I would be going into some debt to pay for the degree?

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    This is a pretty opportunistic degree path/association. What you could get into would be entirely contigent on where you live and are (potentially) willing to relocate. A lot of engineering firms are big on environmental science, hydrology, and environmental geology with respect to things like environmental assessment.

    You could be doing feasibility studies on new mines (tailing ponds, wildlife impact, groundwater assessment, etc), mine remediation, and big capital works projects with respect to hydro damns and lines (e.g. ~1000 km, $3 billion Bipole III line in Manitoba coming online in a few years), floodwater diversion, water reservoirs, etc.

    The sweet thing about this path is that environmental regulations are only getting more and more strict, so this could set you up with a very good senior position with 5-10 years of experience. Career opportunities are really only limited to your ability to sniff out a good lead.

    In my estimation, $60,000-80,000 right out of your grad program, with increases toward $100,000+ for experience, and higher wages for senior positions. Don't take my word for it, though - definitely look into labour reports and salary expectations on online job postings.


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    Would employers care that it's a Masters in Environmental Studies? As long as I have the technical classes under my belt, right? I can take advantage of any enviro. science, geology or engineering courses to make the degree as practical as possible.

    Would it matter if I have a BA in Economics and not in Geology?

    The way you make it sound, it seems like a very lucrative path.

    Need more info, please.

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    anyone?
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    I would suggest browsing the websites of engineering firms such as Black & Veatch, Parsons, URS, Jacobs and so on. Look at their Careers sections and see what qualifications they are requiring for the type of work you prefer.
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  7. #6 Re: Green Career....Environmental Geology 
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    hellloooooo
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  8. #7 Re: Green Career....Environmental Geology 
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    OK, i study on this subjects and i found one book that might be used to you.so check it out :

    http://www.xfilesworld.com/e-books/4...4-edition.html .

    here it is.

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