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If you are a recent graduate, this guide will help you not only to understand the typical occupations, but also the educational requirements to start a career.
There are many outdoor related fields of occupations where federal and local agencies provide career opportunities, such as natural resources, outdoor recreation and conservation, or environmental education. But in order to provide a clear overview about the most relevant fields of occupations in the government sector, we limit this guide to the most popular fields of occupation.
In addition, when studying outdoor career opportunities outside the government sector, you might find an overlap for some fields of occupations and similar career paths for nonprofits, education or commercial businesses. Depending of the sector you are looking for a job, be aware of different requirements for both, educational background and job application materials.
Published November 2020
This study was intended to assess current—and projected—employment levels across these sectors with a particular focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) oriented occupations that require “mid-level” education and skills. This education includes post-high school training but stops short of a bachelor’s degree,3 opening the door to a greater number of students who are not focused exclusively on four-year degrees. The study was also designed to identify employer demand for occupations within these four sectors.
The information in this article describes typical occupations and employers associated with this major. Some of the options listed below may require additional training. Moreover, you are not limited to these options alone when choosing a possible career path.
Choose your outdoor career path! Get started by asking yourself some very basic questions. Even though you might not be able to answer all of them, it is a good first step to narrow down what you really want to do. Ready? Let’s go!
This handbook defines the role of the SCA and the Programs’ policies and guidelines. It is to be referred to and followed. There are three sections- general information, a section specifically for the Leader Team Crew Leader, and a section specifically for the Leader Team Members.