Careers in Wildlife and Conservation Biology

The Undergraduate program in Wildlife and Conservation Biology is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers by enabling them to develop a broad biological, sociological, economic, and political foundation in wildlife and natural resource management; develop technical lab and field skills in a laboratory-intensive curriculum; learn to manage traditional game, non-game, and threatened and endangered species; and qualify for certification as a wildlife biologist by "The Wildlife Society."

Employment Areas Job Title Examples
  • Federal and State Government Agencies
  • Wildlife Management
  • Wildlife Research
  • Environmental Consulting
  • Rehabilitation
  • Educational and Outreach Organization
  • Wildlife Technician
  • Conservation or Wildlife Biologist
  • Conservation Specialist
  • Field or Lab Technician
  • Wildlife Researcher
  • Animal Care Specialist
  • Wildlife Educator
  • Public Outreach Coordinator

*The representation is sourced from the federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The website links are provided as a guide and do not represent a complete picture of a chosen career field or geographic area. To garner a thorough understanding of an industry of choice, researching multiple sources and speaking with professionals in the field is recommended.

Median salary data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is the median for all employed in the field and not entry level salary.