Types of Careers

Roles in Soil Science

There are a whole host of careers working with soil: some as specialist soil scientists and others where understanding soil forms a small part of the role.

There is a role working with soil for anyone who is interested in the natural world, climate change and the science of the things around them.

For those who choose a specialist soil science role, some are experts in a particular soil type, others may be experts in soil’s interaction with plants and animals.

Soil science specialisms

For those who choose a specialist soil science role, some are experts in a particular soil type, others may be experts in soil’s interaction with plants and animals.

Research & Teaching

There are opportunities for those with an interest in soil in a range of research and teaching roles.

Consultancy

There are specialist consultancy roles which would suit anyone with a soil science background.

Agriculture

There are opportunities for those with an interest in soil in a range of Agricultural roles.

Government & Environmental

Can you solve complex problems? Are you good at understanding detailed information? Working with governments, Non-governmental organisations (NGO’s) or regulators could be for you.

Construction & Landscaping

There are opportunities for those with an interest in soil in a range of Agricultural roles.

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