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.
Environmental science and natural resources discussion guide
Teachers, this discussion guide will help you talk with your students about careers in Environmental science and natural resources.
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.
Careers in Environmental science and natural resources
- Ag Systems Manager
- Conservation Scientist
- Ecologist/Environmental Scientist
- Environmental Attorney
- Environmental Policy, Planning and Management
- Fishery Manager
- Geographic Information Systems Specialist
- GPS Specialist
- Information Technology Specialist
- Laboratory Technician
- Policy Analyst
- Public Health Manager
- Renewable Energy Researcher
- Soil and Plant Scientist
- Waste Management Engineer
- Water Quality and Purification Specialist
- Wildlife Manager
Nonprofits and government agencies
- Columbus Council on World Affairs
- Global Aquaculture Alliance
- Ohio Department of Natural Resources
- Ohio State University: College of Food, Agricultural and Environmental Sciences
- Ohio Water Environment Association
- FFA New Horizons: Career Overview: Environmental Service Systems
- FFA New Horizons: Career Overview: Natural Resources Systems
- Aquaduct.type: Is the World Thirsty for Water Management?
- Waterstep.org: Saving the World through Water
- American Geosciences Institute: Workforce Infographic
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