Work in a field that is making an impact on the planet — all while loving what you do. This program offers a comprehensive curriculum to help you apply your knowledge in a real-world setting, whether working for a government agency, animal conservation group, forestry management service, or other organization.
With mobile-friendly coursework, progress-tracking and goal-setting tools, virtual simulations, and informative videos to help you succeed, the Penn Foster Experience (PFx) is online learning like no other.
Q. What does a typical wildlife and forestry conservation job description look like?
A. There are a variety of jobs available for those who have studied wildlife/forestry conservation, so job descriptions can be quite unique. However, each job from a park manager or working for a forestry management service, toa career in game control, has a few things in common. Most job descriptions will require you to work outdoors often, so a love of nature is a must. Workers in these roles should also be passionate about protecting and conserving the environment, especially plants and wildlife.
Q. What is the average wildlife and forestry conservation salary?
A. The average salary for someone working in wildlife and forestry conservation can vary based on location, experience, and the type of role you work in. However, an entry-level worker in wildlife and forestry can expect to earn an average starting salary of $31,770¹ per year.
Q. What is the importance of environmental conservation?
A. As more attention is paid to the environment, including ways to halt and reverse the negative impact of climate change, environmental conservation will become more important than ever. By conserving the environment and actively working toward helping wildlife and building up our forests, workers in this field are fighting to ensure the world we live in is safe for humans and animals.
Q. What can I do with a degree in wildlife and forestry conservation?
A. As a wildlife/forestry conservation graduate, you can take the next steps toward a career in a variety of related positions in different environments, including:
Q. What should I expect from a forestry degree program?
A. A career diploma in wildlife/forestry conservation should cover wildlife management classes, park management classes, field safety, and wildlife law enforcement. You can view more on our Forestry & Wildlife Curriculum page.
Q. How do I get involved in wildlife and forestry?
A. If you’re new to wildlife and forestry, you can take your first steps toward learning about and preparing for a job in the field through relevant education. As a student, you may also consider volunteering for local organizations and job shadowing different forestry roles in your area.
Hundreds of leading employers and workforce organizations partner with Penn Foster to attract, develop, and retain talent for today’s in-demand middle skilled occupations.