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Industrial Ecologists

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Approximately 85,000 environmental scientists and specialists are employed in the United States, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. Industrial ecologists work for government agencies and also for private consulting firms. Many work in the public sector, with the federal government being the largest employer. The Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, and the U.S. Geological Survey are among the federal agencies that manage U.S. conservation.

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