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CLIMATE CHANGE SPECIALIST: Educating Growers On Ways To Adapt To Changing Weather

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Climate Change Specialist for the USDA NRCS explains that her job is a balance of working in the field, talking to growers about their needs, and researching in the office.

Degree: Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology
Job Title: Climate Change Specialist
Employer: USDA NRCS (US Dept of Agriculture National Resource Conservation Service)

Job Summary: Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health

Job Description

Environmental scientists and specialists use their knowledge of the natural sciences to protect the environment. They identify problems and find solutions that minimize hazards to the health of the environment and the population.

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Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$40,000 - $110,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
15 to 25 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Outdoor, Indoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Detail oriented, Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Technical skills

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