Outdoor Careers

Are you looking for a job connected to nature?  Do you want to work outdoors? The following are some links to possible sources for jobs in the outdoors.  We do want to warn students not to trust any site that asks for your personal information or to send them money.  Use these sites with caution and possibly only to find out what career choices are out there. EcoEmploy (www.ecoemploy.com) Environmental Jobs & Careers (www.ejobs.org) Environmental jobs (www.index-environmental.co.uk) Biology (www.biologyjobs.com) New Scientist (www.newscientistjobs.com) Natural Resource Management (www.evergreen.org.uk) Nature and Science (www.nature.com) Experiential Education (www.aee.org) O*NET Online (www.onetonline.org/)  Click on the link to "Green Occupations" once you arrive at the site.  

OUTDOOR OCCUPATIONS

  • Adventure director
  • Adventure education specialist
  • Adventure travel guide  
  • Agricultural engineer
  • Agricultural scientist
  • Agronomist
  • Air quality engineer
  • Animal caretaker
  • Animal rehabilitator
  • Animal trainer
  • Anthropologist
  • Aquaculturist
  • Aquatic geologist
  • Arborist
  • Archaeologist
  • Assistant marine science educator
  • Beekeeper
  • Bicycle guide
  • Biotechnologist
  • Botanic garden coordinator
  • Botany/Ecology field technician
  • Camp guide
  • Camping instructor
  • Campus sustainability coordinator
  • Cartographer
  • Chemist
  • Chemical technician
  • Civil engineer
  • Climbing instructor
  • College professor
  • Commercial diver
  • Commercial fisherman
  • Community program director
  • Conservation coordinator
  • Conservation organization employee
  • Construction worker
  • Crop scientist
  • Cruise ship employee
  • Dairy farmer
  • Diving instructor
  • Dog trainer
  • Ecology educator/naturalist
  • Entomologist
  • Environmental Consulting Firms
  • Environmental educator
  • Environmental engineer
  • Environmental journalist
  • Environmental lawyer
  • Equine rehabilitation specialist
  • Equine therapist
  • Equine trainer
  • Events director
  • Experiential education coordinator
  • Farm manager
  • Farming
  • Ferrier
  • Field crew member
  • Field instructor
  • Field naturalist
  • Field therapist
  • Fire fighter
  • Fire manager
  • Fish and wildlife manager
  • Fisheries biologist
  • Fitness director
  • Forest manager
  • Forest technician
  • Forester
  • Friends of the Earth Fundraiser
  • Game warden
  • Gear/logistics coordinator
  • Geographer
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) Specialist
  • Geologist
  • Geophysicist
  • Geotechnical   engineer
  • Green building consultant
  • Groundskeeper

 

  • Herb growing and marketing
  • Horticultural technologist  
  • Hydrologic engineer
  • Industrial waste inspector
  • Interpretive naturalist
  • Justice Department
  • Land planner
  • Landscape architect
  • Lobbyist
  • Low ropes facilitator
  • Marine biology instructor
  • Marine mammologist
  • Merchant marine
  • Meterologist
  • Mountain hiking instructor
  • Mountain guide
  • Mounted police officer
  • Museum work
  • National Outdoor Leadership School
  • Nature writer
  • Oceanographer
  • Organic farmer
  • Orinthologist
  • Outdoor education coordinator
  • Outdoor school proprietor
  • Outdoor sports instructor
  • Outdoor writer and trail builder
  • Outdoor youth counselor
  • Outward Bound instructor
  • Park ranger (national, state, private)
  • Pest exterminator
  • Petroleum engineer
  • Photojournalist
  • Plant nursery operator
  • Plant pathologist
  • Plant psysiologist
  • Product designer
  • Program facilitator/challenge course
  • Project engineer
  • Pump-station engineer
  • Ranches and ranch consulting
  • Range management
  • Recreation director
  • Real estate agent
  • Researcher for environmental organization
  • Riding instructor
  • Rock climbing instructor
  • Rope access/rescue instructor
  • Rural appraiser
  • Science program director
  • Scientist
  • Seasonal camp manager
  • Seasonal park ranger
  • Ski instructor
  • Skydiving instructor
  • Soil scientist
  • Sports referee
  • State government employee
  • Surveyor
  • Teacher/naturalist
  • Tennis instructor
  • Therapeutic recreation specialist
  • Tour guide
  • Tour boat captain
  • Travel writer
  • U.S. Government employee
  • Veterinarian
  • Waste management engineer
  • Watershed tender
  • Wilderness instructor
  • Wildlife and nature artist
  • Wildlife biologist
  • Wildlife photographer
  • Youth crew leader
  • Youth ranch field instructor
  • Zoologist