Earth, Environment and Conservation

Earth, Environment and Conservation
  • Are you passionate about our environment?
  • Are you interested in nature and conservation?
  • Would you like your career to make a positive difference to our planet?
If you said YES to ONE of these questions – this job sector may interest you. Careers and jobs under Earth, Environment & Conservation require you to work mostly outdoors. Many of these jobs can be linked to Green Careers and the Green Economy. Careers in this sector include caring for our natural resources like: water, animals, plants, minerals and the air we breathe. If you want more information about careers in Earth, Environment and Conservation, click on the different sectors on the left (or below) to find different and interesting job descriptions.

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Job descriptions

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Cartographer

Do you have a love of geography and maps in particular? A career in Cartography will give you an opportunity to work in the field you enjoy. The job of a Cartographer is to collect, analyse, and interpret geographic information provided by geodetic surveys, aerial photographs, and satellite data.

Climate Change Analyst

Climate Change Analysts evaluate scientific data and do extensive research about the climate.

Computer Cartographer

Do you love the idea os creating maps and working with computers? Following a career as a computer cartographer could be just what you are looking for.

Ecologist

An Ecologist is a biologist who studies the interaction between living things, including people, and their environment.

Environmental Educator

Environmental educators teach the public and tourists about the environment and also monitor and preserve plants and animals in nature reserves and wildlife sanctuaries.

Environmental Engineer

Environmental Engineering is the use of science and engineering principles to improve the environment and work to find solutions to provide healthy, clean water, air, and land for all living things (humans, animals and organisms) … and to deal with already polluted sites.

Field Guide

A Field Guide talks and works with guests. They are responsible for providing guided tours, in the parks or game reserves – on foot or in 4×4 vehicles.
On many reserves, the Field Guide assists the Game Ranger.

Geographer

A Geographer studies spaces and locations around the world. They may study physical geography (study of the earth’s surface and natural phenomena) or human geography (study of the relationship of people and places).

Geohydrologist

The study of water management is done by a Geohydrologsit. They ensure proper data is recroded to aid crucial choices.

Geologist

A Geologist is passionate about the structure, physical characteristics and composition of the earth. Their studies are used in: mineral exploration (mining), civil engineering, environmental protection and earth rehabilitation programmes (after mining etc).

Geophysical Technician

A Geophysical Technician uses a combination of physics, geology and mathematics to study the earth. They use high-tech equipment to collect their data. Geophysical Technicians usually work closely with engineers and scientists.

Geophysicist

A Geophysicist is a scientist. They study the physical characteristics of the earth. If you’re interested in geography and science and would like to work mostly outdoors, this may be the career you’re looking for.

Ichthyologist

An Ichthyologist is a zoologist who studies fish. Their work schedule is very varied which means they are usually never bored and are passionate about their job.

Limnologist

Limnologists are similar to Oceanographers but they conduct their studies on inland water systems which contain both fresh and salt water.

Marine Biologist

To become a Marine Biologist one needs to have a love of the sea and for marine life. A Marine Biologist studies, observes, protects or manages ocean organisms, which range from microscopic life forms to large whales.

Meteorologist

Weather happens every day and in every corner of the world. So, if you have an interest in weather and its patterns – Meteorology is the career path for you! Meteorologists forecast the weather. This includes studying all aspects of the weather eg expected minimum and maximum temperatures, rainfall, winds, and any other severe weather warnings.

Oceanographer / Marine Scientist

The life of an Oceanographer requires you to have a lively interest in the sea. Being physically fit has a distinct advantage as an Oceanographer could spend some time in the field, or at sea, working under physically challenging conditions.

Park Ranger

Park Rangers teach people to respect nature. They are employed by the government (national parks) or private game farms. Park Rangers work throughout the country protecting the natural environment for future generations. They enforce park rules and regulations, prevent forest fires and see that visitors behave right.

Parks Administrator

Parks Administrators educate people about the environment and conservation and run a nature reserve or a park according to certain laws and standards.

Seismologist

A Seismologist is a scientist. They study the internal physical characteristics of the earth. In most cases, they specialise in studying earthquakes! – This career may rock your world.

Water Conservation Officer

IN DEMAND: As a Water Conservation Officers your main duties will be the protection and improvement of environmental habitats that are dependent on ground water.

Weather Observer

The primary function of a weather observer is to observe weather conditions every day at scheduled times, compile the information into meteorological messages according to international codes and transmit it to different centres.

Wind Energy Developer

Creating ‘green’ energy is a very important for Wind Energy Developers. They are responsible for developing, managing and directing internal and external wind resources to develop green wind farm projects.

Zoo Keeper

Zoo Keepers manage the care and conservation of a wide variety of animals in captivity.