What can I do with my degree in the Environment?
An Environmental/Biodiversity/ Wildlife/Conservation degree may be useful in the following career areas:
There are a variety of different roles within charities including project management, volunteer co-ordination and fundraising.
Job profile of a charity officer from the Prospects website
Job profile of a charity fundraiser from the Target Jobs website
Job profile of a charities administrator from the Target Jobs website
Job profile of a charities fundraiser from the Target Jobs website
Civil Service Administrator
Civil Service administrators carry out a variety of tasks depending on the Civil Service department they work in. The Civil Service delivers public services according to government policy.
Job profile of a Civil Service administrator from the Prospects website
Community Development Worker
Working in communities and liaising with different agencies to bring about improvements. Some work may be targeted towards certain groups of people e.g. the unemployed or the homeless.
Corporate Social Responsibility Manager
Corporate social responsibility managers develop and oversee the implementation of company policies on ethical and sustainable ways of working.
Job profile of a corporate social responsibility manager from the All About Careers website
Energy managers look at how an organisation can save money and help protect the environment by reducing energy consumption and by using sustainable energy.
Job profile of an energy manager from the Prospects website
Environmental Health Practitioners/Officers
Environmental health practitioners enforce and advise on public health regulations.
Job profile of an environmental health practitioner from the Prospects website
Job profile of an environmental health practitioner from the All About Careers website
Heritage managers are responsible for preserving and managing heritage sites. Job profile for a heritage manager from the Prospects website
Hydrogeologists study groundwater with the aim of preserving it.
Job profile of a hydrogeologist from the Prospects website
Job profile of a hydrogeologist from the All About Careers website
Hydrologists analyse and monitor water resources with the aim of protecting them and ensuring sustainable water use. They tend to study surface water in contrast with hydrogeologists that study groundwater.
Job profile of a hydrologist from the Prospects website
Job profile of a hydrologist from the All About Careers website
International Aid/Development Worker
International aid/development workers support people in developing countries. There are a large variety of different roles in this area including research, fundraising and relief work to name just a few. Job profile of an international aid/development worker from the Prospects website
Landscape architects design landscaped areas, taking into account factors like sustainability, environmental protection and cost. They also ensure that designs work well with any existing buildings/landscapes in the local area.
Job profile of a landscape architect from the Prospects website
Job profile of a landscape architect from the Target Jobs website
Local Government Officer
Developing policies and delivering local services. There are a huge variety of roles within local government including roles in social care, housing and education to name just a few.
Job profile of a local government officer from the Prospects website
Job profile of a local government administrator from the Target Jobs website
Oceanographers study the ocean by collecting and analysing data. Oceanographers are likely to specialise in a particular area of oceanography e.g. biological oceanography.
Job profile of an oceanographer from the Prospects website
Job profile of an oceanographer from the Target Jobs website
Plant breeders work on creating new and/or better varieties of plants for agriculture and/or horticulture.
Job profile of a plant breeder/geneticist from the Prospects website
Job profile of a plant breeder from the Target Jobs website
RSPCA inspectors respond to concerns of cruelty against animals that often involves rescue, medical treatment, advising owners on proper care or perhaps issuing warnings/prosecuting people.
Job profile of a RSPCA inspector from the National Careers Service website
Information on becoming an RSPCA inspector from the RSPCA website
Scientific Sales Consultant
Scientific sales consultants use their scientific knowledge to sell scientific products to businesses.
Job profile of a scientific sales consultant from the All About Careers website
There are a variety of opportunities within education from primary schools to universities.
Graduate jobs in teaching and education from the Prospects website
Get Into Teaching website from the Department for Education - explains the various routes into teaching
Town planners have the responsibility of trying to balance development for houses and commercial purposes with protecting the environment, ensuring sufficient infrastructure and taking into account the views of local people.
Job profile of a town planner from the Prospects website
Toxicologists measure the effect that toxic substances have on animals, plants or ecosystems, and how harmful chemicals, biological agents and drug overdose may impact humans.
Job profile of a toxicologist from the Prospects website
Job profile of a toxicologist from the Target Jobs website
Transport planners are responsible for looking at ways to improve or develop new transport systems.
Job profile of a transport planner from the Prospects website
Water engineers design and maintain structures that involve the transport and storage of water as well as flood management systems.
Job profile of a water engineer from the Prospects website
You may be interested in graduate roles outside of Environmental, Biodiversity, Wildlife and Conservation Studies. There are many employers who are looking for graduates with good degrees but that don’t have a preference for the subject studied. To explore different career options see:
- Path to Employment
- I Want To Work In
- Information on types of jobs from Prospects
- Information on career sectors from TARGETjobs