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Creative people are drawn to careers and activities that enable them to take responsibility for the design, layout or sensory impact of something (visual, auditory etc). They may be atrracted to the traditional artistic pursuits such as painting, sculpture, singing, or music. Or they may show more interest in design activities, such as architecture, animation, or craft areas, such as pottery and ceramics.

Creative people use their personal understanding of people and the world they live in to guide their work. Creative people like to work in unstructured workplaces, enjoy taking risks and prefer a minimum of routine.

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Environmental Science

Environmental Science

Environmental Science is the study of the world around us and how living organisms, including humans, relate to their environments and to each other. It pays particular attention to the impact of humans on the environment, providing society with tools to understand our relationship with the natural world and how we can solve the many issues facing the environment.

As Earth’s human population continues to grow, as technology advances and human needs and wants increase, our impacts on the world become more widespread and severe. Environmental impacts, in turn, affect human health and well-being. This has brought great strain to the natural world, endangering animal species, destroying habitats and warming the globe.

Environmental Scientists are at the forefront of addressing this crisis. Whether by helping us understand how the atmosphere is changed by greenhouse gasses or ecologists studying how animals and humans relate to their surrounding environment when it changes.

A few of the major challenges environmental scienctists face include; global climate change, management of earth's water resources, energy and mineral resource depletion, air pollution and acid deposition, water pollution, the fate of hazardous chemicals in the environment to name but a few.

Environmental Science is a strongly multidisciplinary area. Those working in it will generally have developed knowledge and experience of many areas of science, including the physical and life sciences, so they can develop a complete understanding of the environment.

Occupations in Environmental Science
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Environmental Technician

Works to maintain and develop technologies used in the protection and management of our environment.

Environmental Scientist

Studies the effects of human activities on the environment by conducting tests and analysing data.


Studies the cells, evolution, genes, and various species of plants. They look into how and where plants grow and investigate the impact that chemicals and diseases have on them.

Biosystems Engineer

Works on the design and development of new agricultural methods, machinery, and systems towards solving problems facing the global ecosystem.

Atmospheric Scientist

Investigates atmospheric phenomena and interprets meteorological data gathered by surface and air stations, satellites, and radar to prepare reports and forecasts for public and other uses.

Studies the relationship between living creatures and their environment; from bacterial to global scales.

Works in exploration or research in an area such as biology, chemistry, or physics, that deals with the objects, phenomena, or laws of nature and the physical world.