Career Prospects

The domain of Ecology and Environmental Studies as a career offers immense job opportunities. The term ‘Ecology’ is the relationship of living things to each other and to what’s around them. The word ‘Environmental Studies’ incorporates within it several activities for the protection of the environment. This in turn creates immense job opportunities for the ecologists, environmental scientists, energy scientists, environmental biologists, environmental modellers, environmental engineers and environmental journalists. A Master or Doctoral Degree holder in Ecology and Environment Studies can get a good position/ job according to their knowledge and experience. There is a need for them in following departments/ organizations:

National Level Departments & Organizations

  • Environment Agendcies (EA)
  • Environmental consultancies
  • Industries-Geoinformatics, Distilleries, Fertilizer plants, Mines, Refineries, Textile mills, etc.
  • Social Development
  • ESG consulting
  • Research and Development
  • Forest and Wildlife Management
  • Pollution Control Boards
  • Urban Planning
  • Water Resources and Agriculture
  • Public Institutions and Private Industries and Firms
  • Colleges and Universities
  • Ministry of Environment and Forests
  • Indian Space Research Organization
  • State Space Applications Centres
  • Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs
  • Environmental Monitoring Organizations
  • Charitable Trusts and NGOs
  • LCA firms/organizations

These organizations are involved in environmental management, and conservation efforts:

Inter-governmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC)
United Nations Agencies- UNEP, UNESCAP, UN-SPIDER, UNDP, etc.
Earth System Governance Project
Embassies and other Inter-national organization related to environment.

World Wide Fund for Nature, International Water Management Institute, South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation

Jobs directly related to your degree include:

  • Environmental Consultant
  • Ecologist
  • Research Scientist
  • RS&GIS Scientist
  • Energy Scientist
  • LCA expert
  • Policy analyst
  • Fisheries technician
  • Environmental education officer
  • Laboratory technician/analyst
  • Infrastructural Project Management
  • Environmental education officer
  • Environmental manager
  • Nature conservation officer
  • Recycling officer
  • Waste management officer
  • Water quality scientist

Some other jobs where a degree in Environment would be useful:

  • Environmental health practitioner
  • Landscape architect
  • Town planner
  • Toxicologist
  • Transport planner
  • Renewable energy planner
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