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Climate Change Analysts

Research and analyze policy developments related to climate change. Make climate-related recommendations for actions such as legislation, awareness campaigns, or fundraising approaches.   (O'Net 19-2041.01)

 
Reported job titles:   Clean Energy Policy Analyst, Climate Change Analyst, Climate Change Risk Assessor, Climatologist, Cumulative Effects Analyst, Environmental Change Analyst   (view all job titles)
 
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    Wages
    for Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health which includes:
                          - Climate Change Analysts
                          - Environmental Restoration Planners
                          - Industrial Ecologists
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 20.28   $ 23.83   $ 28.48   $ 34.58   $ 40.05   $ 29.86  
    Yearly $42,170   $49,570   $59,230   $71,920   $83,310   $62,100  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 19.96   $ 22.32   $ 26.86   $ 34.13   $ 45.06   $ 29.63  
    Yearly $41,520   $46,430   $55,860   $71,000   $93,730   $61,620  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 24.09   $ 26.68   $ 30.88   $ 37.78   $ 51.50   $ 33.52  
    Yearly $50,110   $55,490   $64,230   $78,580   $107,130   $69,730  
     
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 20.36   $ 24.74   $ 28.83   $ 34.16   $ 37.95   $ 29.25  
    Yearly $42,350   $51,460   $59,960   $71,040   $78,940   $60,850  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
    for Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health which includes:
                                  - Climate Change Analysts
                                  - Environmental Restoration Planners
                                  - Industrial Ecologists
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 419 463 1.0% 17
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health which includes:
                                - Climate Change Analysts
                                - Environmental Restoration Planners
                                - Industrial Ecologists
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Management, scientific, and technical consulting services 22.9%
    State government, excluding education and hospitals 21.8%
    Architectural, engineering, and related services 13.4%
    Local government, excluding education and hospitals 13.4%
    Federal government, all industries 6.1%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
    for Climate Change Analysts
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  • Provide analytical support for policy briefs related to renewable energy, energy efficiency, or climate change.
     
  • Analyze and distill climate-related research findings to inform legislators, regulatory agencies, or other stakeholders.
     
  • Prepare study reports, memoranda, briefs, testimonies, or other written materials to inform government or environmental groups on environmental issues such as climate change.
     
  • Make legislative recommendations related to climate change or environmental management, based on climate change policies, principles, programs, practices, and processes.
     
  • Promote initiatives to mitigate climate change with government or environmental groups.
     
  • Research policies, practices, or procedures for climate or environmental management.
     
  • Review existing policies or legislation to identify environmental impacts.
     
  • Write reports or academic papers to communicate findings of climate-related studies.
     
  • Present climate-related information at public interest, governmental, or other meetings.
     
  • Gather and review climate-related studies from government agencies, research laboratories, and other organizations.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Climate Change Analysts  updated July 2013
     


    Knowledge
    for Climate Change Analysts
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  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
     
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
     
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
     
  • Communications and Media - Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
     
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
     
  • Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
     
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
     
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
     
  • Geography - Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Climate Change Analysts  updated July 2013
     


    Skills
    for Climate Change Analysts
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  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
     
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
     
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Active Learning - Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
     
  • Systems Evaluation - Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system.
     
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
     
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Climate Change Analysts  updated July 2013
     


    Abilities
    for Climate Change Analysts
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  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
     
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
     
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
     
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
     
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
     
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Climate Change Analysts  updated July 2013
     


    Work Activities
    for Climate Change Analysts
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  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization - Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Analyzing Data or Information - Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts.
     
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
     
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others - Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used.
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
     
  • Interacting With Computers - Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
     
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
     
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Climate Change Analysts  updated July 2013
     


    Interests
    for Climate Change Analysts
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  • Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
     
  • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Climate Change Analysts  updated July 2013
     


    Work Styles
    for Climate Change Analysts
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  • Analytical Thinking - Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
     
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
     
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
     
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
     
  • Innovation - Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Climate Change Analysts  updated July 2013
     


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    Education and Training Requirements
    for Climate Change Analysts
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  • Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed
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  • Education: Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
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  • Training: Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
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  • Experience: Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Climate Change Analysts  updated July 2013
     


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      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • Environmental Science.
     
    • Environmental Studies.
     
    • Marine Sciences. (NEW)
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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