Like to plan for the future? Concerned about preservation of natural resources? Interested in influencing development and operations such that sustainable best practices are used? If so, you may want to pursue a career as a sustainability specialist.
Address organizational sustainability issues, such as waste stream management, green building practices, and green procurement plans.
A career in sustainability typically entails:
Those working in sustainability earn a national median salary of $71,700 (as of 2016).
Job opportunities in the sustainability industry are growing at a rate of 4.8%, with North Carolina leading the way with a job opportunity growth rate of 12.8%.
Most of these positions require at least a bachelor’s degree, and about 43% require a master’s degree. An additional third require a doctoral degree. The Graduate Certificate in Military Land Sustainability fills a niche requirement specific to working as a Sustainability Specialist on military lands.
Looking for real life examples of military land sustainability in action?
Explore opportunities all over the country through the Department of Defense. From gopher tortoises in Georgia to endangered species of sagebrush in Nevada and specialized timber harvesting in Maine, you’ll find DOD sustainability projects across the nation. Specialize in this area and build a career 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 lower energy use, improve development and land use operations and conserve resources? Apply now to get the education required for a purposeful career in sustainability.