A Conservation Officer is responsible for natural resources. They strive to secure and protect these areas and strategically work with conservationists to ensure these resources are thriving.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A bachelor’s degree in natural resources, crop science, soil science, biology or a related field, such as horticulture, plant physiology or environmental science is required. An associate’s degree or training in law enforcement is an additional benefit for obtain this job.
To pursue a career as a Conservation Officer:
The following high school courses are recommended:agricultural education, earth science, chemistry, biology, botany, and mathematics.
Employed by Research firms, governmental organizations, environmental organizations and conservation organizations.
Future Job Market/Outlook:
With increased interest in preserving natural habits and maintaining them for public use and research, the need to conserve those environments will continue to grow and create job opportunities for public conservation managers. However these career opportunities may not grow as rapidly as others.
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