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SCIENTIST/MANAGER: Making Our Drinking Water Safer

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Joline works as an Analytical Service Manager for one of the largest water testing agencies in the U.S. On a typical day she's out in the field collecting samples in our water supply and then testing them in a laboratory to make sure that they're safe to drink.

Degree: Biology
Job Title: Analytical Service Manager

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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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
Indoor, Office, Outdoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Problem solving skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Detail oriented, Technical skills

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<span m='13510'>so</span> <span m='13860'>We</span> <span m='14210'>monitor</span> <span m='14850'>not</span> <span m='15060'>only</span> <span m='15350'>for</span> <span m='16200'>bacteria</span> <span m='17230'>and</span> <span m='17460'>chemicals,</span> <span m='18730'>but</span> <span m='18870'>we</span> <span m='18980'>want</span> <span m='19110'>to</span> <span m='19170'>make</span> <span m='19360'>sure</span> <span m='19600'>that</span> <span m='19840'>the</span> <span m='19920'>water</span> <span m='20230'>you're</span> <span m='20410'>drinking</span> <span m='20690'>is</span> <span m='20970'>safe.</span> </p><p><span m='22100'>And</span> <span m='22610'>I'm</span> <span m='22830'>an</span> <span m='22990'>analytical</span> <span m='23500'>service</span> <span m='23900'>manager,</span> <span m='24530'>where</span> <span m='25030'>we</span> <span m='26190'>maintain</span> <span m='26890'>operations</span> <span m='28050'>on</span> <span m='28290'>a</span> <span m='28320'>daily</span> <span m='28690'>basis</span> <span m='29270'>where</span> <span m='29790'>we</span> <span m='30140'>collect</span> <span m='30480'>samples</span> <span m='31140'>from</span> <span m='32220'>probably</span> <span m='32659'>some</span> <span m='32860'>of</span> <span m='32940'>your</span> <span m='33080'>local</span> <span m='34620'>water</span> <span m='34910'>purveyors.</span> <span m='36300'>And</span> <span m='36650'>so</span> <span m='37350'>we</span> <span m='37540'>just</span> <span m='37750'>test</span> <span m='38100'>for</span> <span m='38190'>that,</span> <span m='38430'>and</span> <span m='39220'>that's</span> <span m='39420'>what</span> <span m='39550'>we</span> <span m='39670'>do.</span> </p><p><span m='40420'>Our</span> <span m='40620'>typical</span> <span m='41030'>day</span> <span m='41440'>is</span> <span m='42250'>we're</span> <span m='42600'>either</span> <span m='42920'>out</span> <span m='43110'>in</span> <span m='43180'>the</span> <span m='43270'>field</span> <span m='43610'>collecting</span> <span m='44080'>the</span> <span m='44170'>samples,</span> <span m='45240'>or</span> <span m='45750'>we</span> <span m='45960'>come</span> <span m='46190'>in</span> <span m='46270'>the</span> <span m='46380'>lab</span> <span m='46830'>and</span> <span m='47380'>we</span> <span m='47570'>analyze</span> <span m='48060'>the</span> <span m='48150'>samples.</span> <span m='49210'>And</span> <span m='49860'>we</span> <span m='50170'>also</span> <span m='50440'>maintain</span> <span m='52090'>clientele</span> <span m='52750'>support</span> <span m='53850'>with</span> <span m='54120'>these</span> <span m='54780'>waters</span> <span m='55430'>agencies.</span> </p><p><span m='56610'>I</span> <span m='57630'>got</span> <span m='57800'>a</span> <span m='58110'>bachelor's</span> <span m='58550'>degree</span> <span m='59200'>in</span> <span m='59430'>biology,</span> <span m='60340'>and</span> <span m='61800'>I</span> <span m='61980'>got</span> 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