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Environmental Scientist

Physical Danger

More than you might think. While out in the field, you may find yourself near deep water, testing rock or soil on treacherous terrain, or exposing yourself to areas that contain a health hazard. Back in the lab, you may be working with toxic chemicals. Remember those three-eyeballed fish from The Simpsons? You will be bathing with 'em in the field. You also have to be careful when flying your jet pack between work and home. (You didn't think they drove cars, did you? Scientists do get some perks, you know.)