With an ecology career, your office could be the great outdoors.
That’s right. Your education can help you avoid sitting at a desk in a cubicle under fluorescent lights for the next 50 years.
Pursuing an ecology career can put you in a job that you love – and one that does good in the world.
To that end, here are five ecology careers that will take you into the great outdoors.
1. Environmental Consultant
An environmental consultant studies the environmental impact of both development and conservation to better understand how our actions impact the world around us. They can also find themselves studying endangered animals, oil spills, or other types of pollution.
Through this course of study, environmental consultants propose methods of solving ecological problems.
This ecology career has you spending a lot of time outdoors, as well as preparing reports and speaking with policy makers about potential courses of action, designed by you.
2. Research Scientists and Research Assistants
Often at the forefront of progress in environmental issues, research scientists and research assistants work with others to test new ideas and techniques, as well as finding the right questions to ask about environmental problems.
Not all research scientists will spend a lot of time outdoors, but many do and some of that balance will depend on the field of study you pursue. It’s a path that can be very rewarding for a student with an inquisitive mind.