Soil and Water Conservationists
Plan or develop coordinated practices for soil erosion control, soil or water conservation, or sound land use.
- About 68 percent of conservation scientists and foresters work for Federal, State, or local governments.
- Most jobs require a bachelor's degree; research and teaching positions usually require a graduate degree.
- Foresters and conservation scientists should enjoy working outdoors, be able to tolerate extensive walking and other types of physical exertion, and be willing to relocate to find work.
- In addition to job openings from growth, many openings are expected as today's conservation scientists and foresters retire.
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