Environment & Resources Career Cluster
Sustaining Planet Earth and Leveraging its Elements
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Are you devoted to the environment and sustainability? Do the Earth and Earth Sciences fascinate you? Do you want to learn and lead on how best to use Earth's raw materials? Do you love studying nature and ecosystems? Are you happier outdoors, rather than inside? Are you an avid camper, climber, or hiker? Do you enjoy working with plants and animals? Are you interested in geology and mining? Are you passionate about addressing climate change? Do you have a good grasp of physics and mechanics? Do you feel a calling to farming or agriculture?
The ENVIRONMENT & RESOURCES cluster represents careers in Earth and Physical Sciences, Sustainability, Energy, and Natural Resources.
Many careers involving the ENVIRONMENT entail the study of our planet through a scientific lens, based in geography, climatology, meteorology, oceanography, hydrology, and many other disciplines. Other roles focus specifically on sustainability, approaching environmental issues via social and political activism and advocacy.
Work in natural RESOURCES is usually tied to the energy industry, indirectly or directly contributing to the study, acquisition, and utilization of elements such as soil, fossil fuels, solar, wind, water, and minerals. Careers in this space range from financial analyst or trader to engineers, technicians, scientists, supply chain managers, project management, IT, consulting, public relations, policy experts, and beyond.
Eager to learn more? Read on for resources related to this cluster and its professional possibilities.
Possible Careers Include
Common job titles include
- Park Ranger
- Environmental Scientist
- Environmental Technician
- Farm/Greenhouse Worker
- Fish/Game Warden
- Geoscience Technician
- Physical Scientist
- Soil/Plant Scientist
- Veterinary Assistant
- Wildlife Biologist
In-demand specialized skills include:
- Natural Resources
- Performance Appraisals
- Project Planning & Development
- Wildlife Management
- Soil Science
- Range Management
- Watershed Management
- Resource Management
- Land Management
- Personnel Management
- Data Collection
Source: Burning Glass
Tips & Insights for Careers in Environment & Resources
Environment & Resources and the Fourth Industrial RevolutionHarnessing the 4th Industrial Revolution for Sustainable Emerging Cities Natural capital and the fourth Industrial Revolution What Impact Would A Fourth Industrial Revolution Have On The Planet?
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