Employment of environmental scientists and specialists is projected to grow 5% from 2021 to 2031, about as fast as the average for all occupations. About 7,800 openings for environmental scientists and specialists are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as retirement (Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2022).
According to the IUPUI First Destination Survey in 2021, the average starting salary reported for O'Neill graduates was $45,726, and the median salary was $45,500.
The national median annual salary for environmental scientists and specialists was $76,530 in 2021 (Occupational Outlook Handbook).
(This section is intended for informational purposes, not prediction of actual salary.)
Sustainability management majors often pursue advanced degrees in the following areas:
- Environmental science
- Public administration (M.P.A.)
- Public health