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North Central WDA II: Grant, Adams counties
Qualification: SOC code: 192041

Conduct research or perform investigation for the purpose of identifying, abating, or eliminating sources of pollutants or hazards that affect either the environment or the health of the population. Using knowledge of various scientific disciplines, may collect, synthesize, study, report, and recommend action based on data derived from measurements or observations of air, food, soil, water, and other sources. Excludes “Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists" (191023), "Conservation Scientists" (191031), "Forest and Conservation Technicians" (194093), "Fish and Game Wardens" (333031), and "Forest and Conservation Workers" (454011).

According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation is: Bachelor's degree. Additional training, experience, licenses or credentials may be required. Learn more at BLS.
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*How we calculate wages - Source data for wages come from the Occupational Employment Statistics (OES) survey and are subject to restrictions and limitations of the survey. Self-employment, private households and agricultural employment, except for agricultural services, are excluded from OES. All wage estimations are adjusted as of March 2013. Learn more.

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Qualification status for in the other WDAs included below, for relevant areas.
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QualificationSoc area
Demand All workforce development areas, all counties
Not in demand Pacific Mountain WDA: Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston counties
Not in demand Snohomish WDA: Snohomish County
Demand Seattle King WDA: King County
Not in demand Pierce WDA: Pierce County
Demand Benton- Franklin WDA: Benton, Franklin counties
Balanced Spokane WDA: Spokane County
Balanced Northwest WDA I: Whatcom county
Not in demand Southwest WDA I: Cowlitz, Wahkiakum counties
Balanced North Central WDA I: Chelan/Douglas counties
Balanced South Central WDA I: Kittitas County
Balanced Olympic Consortium WDA I: Kitsap county
Balanced Northwest WDA II: Skagit county
Not in demand Southwest WDA II: Clark County
Balanced South Central WDA II: Klickitat County
Balanced Olympic Consortium WDA II: Clallam, Jefferson counties
Balanced Northwest WDA III: Island, San Juan counties
Balanced North Central WDA III: Okanogan County
Balanced South Central WD