Environmental Science and Natural Resources

By 2050, the human population is anticipated to rise to 9 billion people! Feeding the world and using resources wisely will be very important to our future.

If you are interested in rising to the challenge, consider a career in environmental science. In general, professionals in environmental science and natural resources are working to make agriculture and society more efficient and sustainable.

Careers in Environmental Science are so varied it is difficult to consider them as one category. You could end up working from home most of the time or traveling around the world on a regular basis. You could be doing desk work, field work, or some combination thereof. Your focus could be mathematical, physical, or written. Of course, the majority careers in Environmental Science are some blend of these factors. Knowing what is available to you professionally is half the battle when choosing a career. Here are some of the careers you could consider. There are many opportunities for innovative individuals interested in protecting our environment and natural resources.

Sample career videos

Precision Agriculture

Matt Liskai the President/Co-Owner of Green Field Ag talks about his career in precision agriculture!

International Agriculture Development

Are you interested in travel and helping others? Then a career in international agriculture development may be for you.

Global Aquaculture

Have you considered a career in aquaculture? Watch and learn more about this fast-growing, global career.

Careers in Environmental Science and Natural Resources

  • Ag Systems Manager
  • Biologist/Microbiologist/Zoologist
  • Conservation Scientist
  • Ecologist/Environmental Scientist
  • Environmental Attorney
  • Environmental Policy, Planning and Management
  • Fishery Manager
  • Geographic Information Systems Specialist
  • Geoscientist
  • GPS Specialist
  • Horticulturist
  • Information Technology Specialist
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Meteorologist
  • Oceanographer
  • Policy Analyst
  • Public Health Manager
  • Renewable Energy Researcher
  • Soil and Plant Scientist
  • Waste Management Engineer
  • Water Quality and Purification Specialist
  • Wildlife Manager

Want to know what knowledge, skills and academic courses are needed for this career pathway?

Environmental Science

Natural Resources

E-learning modules

Visit GrowNextGen E-learning for a full listing of e-learning courses or modules. Log in (or create an account) and select one of these modules:

  • Modern Agriculture Practices
  • Aquaculture and Soy Protein
  • Soy Protein and World Hunger
  • Soybeans 101
  • Water Quality

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