Conservation Careers


Conservationists focus on how to care for and manage the Earth's natural resources so that all living things can benefit from them now and in the future. A professional conservationist can work out in the field for federal and state agencies like the National Park Service or US Forest Service, or they can serve in a variety of administrative, communications, or policy roles for companies or non-profit organizations. Some specific careers that focus on conservation include:

  • Ecologist
  • Wildlife manager
  • Environmental educator
  • Meteorologist
  • Land use planner
  • Environmental lawyer

Recommended Major: Environmental Science

Recommended Minors: Biology, Geology, Political Science, Biology Education, Leadership Studies, Outdoor Leadership