Want to monitor forests or inventory species and formulate plans for saving endangered species as F-16s and F-22s maneuver overhead? If so, you may want to pursue a career as a wildlife biologist or wildlife manager working on military lands.
Wildlife biologists and managers study the origins, behavior, diseases, genetics, and life processes of animals and wildlife. When working in military land sustainability, they advise on best practices to preserve wildlife while advancing military goals and conducting operations.
A career in wildlife management typically requires you to:
Wildlife managers that work alongside the military integrate the needs of wildlife populations into the requirements of military operations and groundskeeping.
Those working in wildlife management earn a national median salary of $59,280 (as of 2016).
Job opportunities in wildlife biology are growing at a rate of 4.2%, with North Carolina leading the way with a job opportunity growth rate of 4.8%.
Almost all of these positions require a bachelor’s degree, and many require a master’s degree or graduate-level certificate. The Graduate Certificate in Military Land Sustainability fills a niche requirement specific to working as in wildlife management on military lands.
Looking for real life examples of wildlife management and military land sustainability in action?
Look no further than this U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service ecologist on detail to the U.S. Air Force. Wildlife managers like this protect those in harm’s way – in this case, gopher tortoises, St. Andrews Beach mice and Godfrey’s butterworts.
The following are job titles commonly held in this field:
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