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Posted May 19, 2015 by

So You Want a Career in the Great Outdoors?

Female park ranger in front of ocean

Female park ranger in front of ocean. Photo courtesy of Shutterstock.

What could be more appealing than working among trees, fresh air and water? A career that connects you with the earth rather than one that chains you to a corporate desk is dream for many. There are numerous and growing opportunities for those seeking careers outdoors, but having the right skills is critical.

Exciting career choices include: park ranger in a state or national park, naturalist in a nature center, educator for a zoo or aquarium, youth outdoor program director, or guide for a wilderness program. With the right skills and certifications in your back pocket, these opportunities are sure to unfold. Whether you have a degree in outdoor education or forestry, or just interest and experience, here are a few tips to land a career that’ll keep you in fresh air: (more…)