Industrial Ecologists


Apply principles and processes of natural ecosystems to develop models for efficient industrial systems. Use knowledge from the physical and social sciences to maximize effective use of natural resources in the production and use of goods and services. Examine societal issues and their relationship with both technical systems and the environment.
Also called: Ecologist, Research Scientist, Researcher

Knowledge:

    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development
  • computers and electronics
    Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • chemistry
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • reading work related information
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by writing
  • communicate by speaking
    Ideas and Logic
  • use rules to solve problems
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Initiative
  • Independence

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • Production Flow Analysis and Simplification Toolkit PFAST
  • Substance Flow Analysis STAN
    Graphics or photo imaging software
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Illustrator
  • Adobe Systems Adobe Photoshop
    Map creation software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software

Education:

    master's degree
    doctoral degree
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