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Category: Environmental Careers

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January 02, 2024

What Is Environmental Science? 5 Reasons Why To Study It

Environmental science is a hot topic right now. This study largely encompasses aspects of physical, biological, and information relating to the environment and the solutions of the problems these topics entail.

When you study environmental science, you commit to learning about subjects like the understanding of earth processes, evaluating alternative energy sources, the effects of climate change, and controlling pollution.

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December 06, 2023

Introducing Regenerative Travel

It is important for travelers and non-travelers alike to understand the pressing environmental, social and economic issues associated with tourism. Could regenerative travel practices be the solution?

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June 12, 2020

20+ Cool Careers With Animals (That Pay Well)

Are you interested in working with animals? Ready to get out from behind a typical desk job and head outdoors to study wildlife, take samples, or rescue injured animals? Jobs involving animals aren’t limited to veterinary clinics or zoos. You may find yourself diving into the depths of the ocean or traversing forests to enforce… Read more »

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April 28, 2020

How to Become a Botanist

At the most basic level, botany is plant biology –the study of all plant life; from teeny tiny microorganisms to gigantic, towering trees. Botanists conduct research on plant life. Some specialize in broad areas like agriculture, nutrition, medicine, and the environment, while others choose a more specific focus within these categories.


April 28, 2020

How to Become a Certified Wildlife Biologist

As a wildlife biologist, you could spend your life helping wild animal populations thrive, or ensuring that animals in captivity enjoy healthy, invigorating lives.

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April 03, 2020

3 Ways the Hemp Industry is Changing Agriculture and the Economy Forever

Are you looking for an industry that’s seen an incredible 455% boost in productivity since 2018? Look no further than the booming hemp industry.

February 25, 2020

Data and the Deep Sea: 4 Ways Marine Biologists Use Data and Scientific Analysis to Save the Oceans

Rigorous data collection and analysis are needed to develop solutions that reduce the stressors that coastal and marine ecosystems must face. Here are four important ways marine biologists are using data to create healthier, more sustainable marine environments.

February 25, 2020

Ocean Jobs: A Marine Careers List For Water Lovers

When we hear the term marine biology, some of us may imagine a scientist testing aquatic samples in a laboratory or a scuba diver observing the beauty of underwater wildlife. Whether you want to stay dry on land or get your feet wet, there are several different aquatic science careers that you can pursue.


February 04, 2020

Top 7 Highest Paying Environmental Careers

As the world continues to turn to green technologies for fuel, energy, and to reduce the environmental impact of human activity, there is also an increase in the need to fill environmental jobs. New types of specialists are needed to control or fix environmental problems or develop plans to prevent the harmful effects of forest fires and pollution.

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November 25, 2019

Boost Your Career with an Environmental Graduate Certificate

A graduate certificate with a focus on the environment can be the ideal way to enhance your skills and advance your career, whether you already have your graduate degree, or if you have a bachelor’s degree and aren’t quite ready to commit to a full degree program.

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October 04, 2019

Turn your Passion into a Career with New Degree Bachelor’s Programs from Unity

Unity College Distance Education is known for making it easy to complete your undergraduate degree online. This fall, Unity is expanding its online degree offerings with all-new programs in Animal Health and Behavior and Environmental Science and Climate Change.


September 18, 2019

Environmental Consulting: A Clear-Cut Career Path 

Your passion for protecting the planet and knack for analytical thinking have led you to decide that you want to become an environmental consultant. Environmental stewardship is a noble calling, but before you can make a difference, you will need to possess skills such as critical thinking, communication, problem-solving, mapping and soil sampling, among others. To acquire those skills, you’ll need to get an education. 

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September 03, 2019

Unity’s Signature Courses Help You Launch a Sustainable Business

It takes more than a great idea to start a sustainable business. You need business planning and financial insights to take your business from concept to construction. This fall, Unity College Distance Education invites you to join Burt’s Bees founder Roxanne Quimby for a unique signature course designed specifically to help you learn what it… Read more »

August 15, 2019

Everything You Need to Know to Become a Wildlife Rehabilitator

Building a career as a wildlife rehabilitator is a journey that will likely take you in several different directions over the course of your life. That won’t scare or dissuade an adventurous person, but it’s important to go into the challenge with eyes wide open.

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August 07, 2019

Three Must-Have Leadership Skills for Environmental Changemakers

It takes leadership to guide environmental change. The next generation of environmental leaders will need the right skill set to create a meaningful impact. Effective leaders get their message across, make challenging decisions, and make the best use of the resources at hand. As you prepare to launch your career, your leadership abilities will be… Read more »

June 21, 2019

5 Ways Unity Students Incorporate Climate Resilience into Their Education

From private buildings to government infrastructure projects, major development efforts are built with climate resiliency in mind. Unity Environmental University’s online programs are the perfect fit for students who want careers building a stronger tomorrow. Climate resilience is the concept of designing systems that can adapt to the changing climate. This includes everything from building… Read more »

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June 17, 2019

Going Green is Good for Business, Unity College’s Sustainable MBA is Here to Help

With a Sustainable MBA, you’ll have the skills to boost bottom lines while reducing carbon footprints and helping the environment. That and more is possible when businesses get serious about going green. Companies in all industries are realizing significant savings by reducing energy consumption, finding more efficient methods of acquiring and shipping goods, and implementing… Read more »

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June 07, 2019

The Legal Side of Environmental Protection—Three Career Paths for Conservation Law Enforcement Grads

Are you passionate about the environment and eager to make a difference in your community? Can you envision yourself enforcing the laws that govern how we use natural resources?  Criminal justice is an important field of study that prepares students for careers in law enforcement, legal services, and beyond.

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May 09, 2019

Green Economy: Must Have Skills for Next Generation Environmental Jobs

In the 21st century, governments, businesses, and nonprofits will turn to highly educated professionals to address climate issues like natural disasters, the biodiversity crisis, and freshwater scarcity. These issues will shape the next generation of green jobs, and they’ll demand the kinds of environmental skills that Unity’s grads are known for. Great opportunity lies in… Read more »

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May 08, 2019

The Top Four Environmental Jobs of the Future

There was a time when green jobs were considered a “niche” of the broader economy. But today, environmental careers are a major force in the job market, and every industry from government to tech is looking for workers with sustainability know-how. More businesses and organizations are recognizing the value and necessity of acting to protect… Read more »