Botany and conservation science
are growing fields for nature lovers.
who love to experience nature, and who can think of nowhere else
they would rather be, a career that centers around conservation and the great outdoors might be the ideal way to turn a beloved
hobby into something that also pays the bills.
Those with a deep interest in the natural world have a huge variety
of jobs that center on preserving, cultivating, and experiencing
Park rangers, for instance, educate people about the natural world
around them and also work to preserve the delicate ecological
balance of parks and preserves across the country. Park rangers
typically have a four year degree in a related field, and are
paid roughly $30,000 a year on average.
who both love nature and either have a four year degree or else
the desire to earn one, a career in conservation science might
be another viable career path.
science is a big field, with practitioners helping to manage and
advise on the development and protection of land and natural resources.
Some may work for the government, while others work in the private
sector. Some may spend all their time in a lab or an office, while
others may choose to spend considerably more time in the field.
scientists have at a minimum a bachelors degree, and a significant
number may also have a graduate degree. The average earnings for
a conservation scientist are about $55,000 a year.
Botany, which is the study of plants, is another broad field of
employment that nature hobbyists might find great job satisfaction.
like conservation scientists, are typically well educated with
at least a bachelors degree although a masters degree or doctorate
will open up more job opportunities. Botanists
must also possess a great deal of patience, good manual dexterity,
and above all a love of nature.
involve working mostly indoors or outdoors, depending on preference.
The job outlook for the botany field is about average, and botanists
typically earn just over $60,000 a year.