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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