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Florida Tech Student Business Incubator

The Student Business Incubator assists students in creating their own businesses while earning an education at Florida Tech. It combines the experience of highly innovative engineering and science students with the knowledge of process driven business students.

Check out the Student Business Incubator Website to learn about the great opportunities, facilities and companies that students have already created and developed!

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Careers in Business and Environmental Studies

An environmental business career is for those special individuals interested in both the environment and commerce. An environmental business career affords professionals the opportunity to apply economics to environmental concerns and issues related to the climate and natural resources. A business and environmental studies degree from Florida Tech prepares graduates for jobs in management, advocacy, lobbying, marketing and consulting.

Career Outlook

An environmental business career is available in commerce, industry, government institutions and non-profit organizations.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook, published by the United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, provides detailed information about hundreds of occupations, entry-level education, overall working environment and employment prospects.

According to the bureau, employment in business administration is expected to grow about as fast as the average of other occupations in the marketplace, while occupations in environmental sciences are expected to grow by 19 percent through 2020. This opens up the opportunity to create an interesting environmental business career.

The handbook states that most employment growth in environmental arenas is in the private consulting sector, where individuals work to help clients monitor and manage environmental concerns and comply with government regulations. Additional job opportunity is available for experts to consult on environmental concerns related to building construction, roadway planning, transportation systems and protecting natural resources.

The bureau also cites management analyst as one of the hottest careers, estimating growth of 22% between 2010 and 2020.

Check the handbook on this and many similar career options.

Career Options

  • Environmental Scientist and Specialist
  • Chemists and Materials Scientist
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Environmental Science and Protection Technician
  • Epidemiologists (Requires Master's Degree)
  • Geoscientist
  • Hydrologist
  • Microbiologist
  • Natural Sciences Manager
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
  • Educator
  • Lawyers specializing in environmental matters including permitting, litigation and regulatory issue

Entry Level Salary Expectations

While no matching data is available for an environmental business career, entry-level salary information is reported by PayScale.com for careers in environmental science to be $39,700 with opportunity to grow to $73,600. Payscale.com is an online salary information company that helps people obtain accurate real-time information on job market compensation.

A related environmental business career reported by the bureau is public administration with a salary range of $41,500 - $59,700. Similar leadership careers can provide insight into the career opportunities you might find. With many industry statistics in the country you might work in, and the level of your education, further research can help you see the financial potential of a management career.

Business: $41,400 - $70,000
International Business: $42,500 - $76,600
Public Administration: $41,500 - $59,700
Organizational Management: $40,700 - $58,400
Environmental Engineers: $47,900 - $89,700
Public Health: $35,000 - $51,300

From recycling to public health, these occupations spearhead the effort to confront the environmental challenges created by climate change and the proliferation of new technology and processes. A wide range of opportunity exists in a variety of occupations for an environmental business career.

Graduate and Get a Job at a Great Company

Nathan M. Bisk College of Business graduates have been employed by companies such as: Harris Corp., Northrop Grumman, Rockwell, Collins Health, First Intersil, NASA, Clear Channel Outdoor, Kennedy Space Center, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and Wachovia.

Get an Advanced Degree

Rather than immediately pursue an environmental business career, many Florida Tech degree holders continue onto graduate studies. Whether they pursue an MBA or a law degree, for example, these grads simply expand the range of potential for careers in business and environmental studies.