Ecologists use their scientific abilities to solve environmental problems. They may investigate anything that can affect the ecosystem, and predict the effects of proposed projects or anticipated weather events. Often field work is involved in collecting data for analyzing environmental conditions, wildlife habitats, and pollution.
STEM Type: Investigator
Median Salary: $86,000
Education Required: A bachelor’s degree in ecology is typically required for this career.
Recommended High School Classes: High school students should study environmental science, biology, and chemistry.