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Conservation and environmental jobs account for between 1 and 3 percent of total U.S. employment, and educational options for this field have grown significantly in recent years. According to U.S. News & World Report, there are now some 515 colleges that offer degrees in natural resources and conservation fields, 266 that offer environmental sciences programs, and 241 that offer environmental studies programs. Career Opportunities in Conservation and the Environment features more than 70 profiles of careers in these flourishing areas. Cutting across several broad industries-such as agriculture, education, engineering, law, and science--jobs in conservation and the environment can be found in such diverse settings as nonprofits, government agencies, educational institutions, hospitals, utilities, and other public and private businesses.
Each volume in this series contains in-depth profiles of approximately sixty to one hundred jobs, providing thorough information on salary ranges, advancement prospects, employment trends, necessary experience, and helpful unions and associations, as well as an overview of the main duties and features of each job, a Career Ladder that illustrates frequent routes to and from the position, and comprehensive descriptions of certification, education, special skills, and training required.