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ARCTIC SCIENTIST: Studying Plants In Coldest Parts Of The World

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Victoria is a Scientist who examines plants and soil in areas of the Arctic. After completing college in the UK, she jumped at the opportunity to pursue her Ph.D. in the Scandinavian Arctic, and then moved again to Alaska to experience an even fuller range of that Northernmost part of our planet. She advises: it's never too early to start planning your career!

Degree: Plant Sciences - Ecology - Geology
Job Title: Scientist

Job Summary: Soil and Plant Scientists

Job Description

Soil and Plant Scientists conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils, and control of pests; or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. May classify and map soils and investigate effects of alternative practices on soil and crop productivity.

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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
National Statistic Change Location
$35,000 - $95,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
10 to 14 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Outdoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Likes working with hands, Problem solving skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Mathematical skills

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m='34112'>a</span> <span m='34230'>graduate</span> <span m='34600'>opportunity</span> <span m='34890'>to</span> <span m='35180'>do</span> <span m='35255'>a</span> <span m='35330'>Ph.D.</span> <span m='35980'>in</span> <span m='36190'>the</span> <span m='36430'>Scandinavian</span> <span m='36660'>Arctic,</span> <span m='37400'>that's</span> <span m='37770'>where</span> <span m='38100'>I</span> <span m='38140'>went.</span> <span m='39050'>And</span> <span m='39440'>I</span> <span m='39490'>did</span> <span m='39660'>that</span> <span m='39980'>and</span> <span m='40200'>then,</span> <span m='40290'>it</span> <span m='40380'>was</span> <span m='40470'>just</span> <span m='40790'>to</span> <span m='41120'>get</span> <span m='41370'>into</span> <span m='41475'>the</span> <span m='41580'>whole</span> <span m='42050'>greater</span> <span m='42540'>Arctic</span> <span m='42630'>community.</span> <span m='43400'>I</span> <span m='43520'>came</span> <span m='43750'>over</span> <span 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