Interested in a rewarding career that combines research and advocacy of green best practices while working with the military? If so, you may want to pursue a career in conservation with a specialization in military land sustainability.
Conservationists focus on sustainability of natural resources, acting as protective guides and educators for private industry, government, policy makers and the general public. They research, educate, advise and instruct.
A career in conservation typically entails:
Conservationists are expected to question, research and document findings in a way that is accessible to the end user. You will need to have deep knowledge of the sciences and know how to effectively communicate scientific conclusions. Persuasion skills are also quite valuable in this career field.
Those working in conservation earn a national median salary of $59,070 (as of 2016).
Job opportunities in the conservation industry are growing at a rate of 5-8%, with North Carolina leading the way with a job opportunity growth rate of 11.10%.
All of these positions require at least a bachelor’s degree. Most require graduate work or a graduate level certificate. The Graduate Certificate in Military Land Sustainability fills a niche requirement specific to working as a conservationist on military lands.
Looking for real life examples of military land sustainability in action?
Look no further than the Nature Conservancy’s partnership with the Department of Defense. Such partnerships open positions for conservationists with knowledge of both sides of the coin: military needs and conservation concerns. Specialize in this area to find a job doing what you love: serving your country and protecting the environment.
The following a job titles commonly held in this field:
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Want to protect the planet’s natural resources? Apply now to get the education required for a purposeful career in conservation.