Conservation Scientists

Join the team that protects our planet.

About our job.

We help manage and preserve plants and animals in their natural habitat. We use the environment and change it for the better without harming it. We advise farmers about crop rotation, contour plowing, or terracing to conserve soil and water. If you're with us, you're protecting and educating about the Earth and how much it is able to give us if we put in the effort. Conservation scientists make around $55,000 per year. This is on average but salaries can vary depended on where you are employed.

Education for career.

You need to at least have a bachelor's degree to be a conservation scientist! You have to make complex decisions to improve plans that balance economic goals with impacting the environment. All of these things also have to meet government regulations!
Sarah Hodgdon: Sierra Club, Director of Conservation on saving the planet