Careers in Natural Resources Management
Bachelor of Science Degree in
Natural Resources Management
What jobs are available?
Forester, Forest products procurement, Geographic Information Systems specialists, Resource management, Conservation, Wildlife/fisheries biology, Aquaculture; Crop production and pest management, Soil and water conservation, Wood products/utilization, Forest recreation, Research, Teaching, County agent, Sales, Landscaping, Nurseryman.
Who employs Natural Resources Management majors?
- Landscaping firms and nurseries
- Agricultural, timber, mining, and energy industries
- Extension services and schools
- Federal, state and local governments
- Environmental protection agencies
- Museums and universities
- Non-profit organizations
- Consulting firms
- International agencies
Good skills or traits for Natural Resources Management majors:
- Physical stamina, resourcefulness, and outdoor skills.
- Ability to pay attention to detail and good problem solving skills.
- Develop excellent writing, speaking and people skills.
- May require work in remote areas and working/living with a wide range of people.
Special training, degrees or experience I may need:
- Do a co-op or internship to gain experience in area of interest.
- Take science and math courses, gain laboratory experience.
- Advanced degrees are required for promotion, research or college level teaching.
- Teacher or alternative certification may be required for some schools or extension work.
- Study abroad or a foreign language may be helpful for fieldwork.
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