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SEISMIC IMAGE ANALYST, IN-DEPTH: A Lot Of Crazy Ideas

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Yuan explains how there are many crazy ideas thrown out in the Bio Technology world. Yuan shares what he likes and dislikes about his job, key career decisions he made and how difficult is to get a job in his industry.

Degree: Bioengineering
Job Title: Seismic Image Analyst

Job Summary: Environmental Engineers

Job Description

Environmental engineers use the principles of engineering, soil science, biology, and chemistry to develop solutions to environmental problems. They are involved in efforts to improve recycling, waste disposal, public health, and control of water and air pollution.

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None

Additional Info

At some colleges and universities, a student can enroll in a 5-year program that leads to both a bachelor’s and a master's degree. A graduate degree allows an engineer to work as an instructor at some colleges and universities or to do research and development.

Certification Requirement
Recommended by the American Academy of Environmental Engineers.

Quick Facts

Average salary
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$50,000 - $120,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Full-time
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Indoor, Office, Outdoor
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Problem solving skills, Teamwork, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Detail oriented, Mathematical skills

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
Bachelor's degree
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