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Pollution Analyst

Pollution Analyst

Pollution Analyst


Main Topic: Environment and Society
Secondary Topic: Physical Geography 

Overview: Pollution analysts work in natural and urban environments to ensure pollution levels are within standards set by their given country and/or region. Researching to identify sources of pollution affecting people, wildlife, and the environmentUndertaking fieldwork to take measurements of pollution levels; Analyzing measurements of pollution to make recommendations on how best to reduce the pollution levelsDesigning and evaluating waste disposal sites to reduce pollutionCollecting of data from pollution emission measurements; Identifying and analyzing sources of pollutionDeveloping research models using mathematical and physics based modelsPreparing graphs, charts and reports of findings to presentDeveloping approaches for controlling pollutionKeeping up-to-date on current pollution legislation. This role often incorporates both desk and field-based work, as well as possible lab work depending on your circumstances, background, and place of employment. 

Geographers at work: Physical Geographers, Environmental Geographers, Human Geographers 

Recommended College Courses: Physical Geography, Geographic Information Systems, Remote Sensing, Environmental Management, Quantitative Methods, Human Geography, Regional Geography 

Skills: Quantitative Methods, Qualitative Methods, Environmental Management, Physical/Human Geography, Geographic Information Science 

Occupation Group: Life, Physical, and Social Science

Learn more about Pollution Analyst from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and U.S. Department of Labor: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/life-physical-and-social-science/environmental-scientists-and-specialists.htm


Written by Christopher Hinojosa