Becoming a wildlife professional
Wildlife conservationists Wildlife managers
Johns Hopkins University Press 2017EISBN 9781421423074
"Working with wildlife can be a thrilling adventure steeped in the wonders of the natural world, but entering the field demands a strong personal commitment. With proper training and guidance, students can transform themselves into competitive applicants and forge successful careers. This book details the many opportunities available for those interested in working with wildlife and reveals the best pathways to becoming a wildlife management professional. Becoming a Wildlife Professional is the only comprehensive resource that describes the multitude of entry-level jobs available for the next generation of wildlife biologists and conservationists. Scott E. Henke and Paul R. Krausman include helpful chapters on how students should prepare for a vocation in the wildlife profession, while offering pragmatic advice about applying for and obtaining a job. The core of the book presents over 100 diverse career options that are available to aspiring wildlife workers, including biological field research, forestry, rehabilitation, ranching, photography, and refuge management. It also details each position's educational and technical requirements, challenges, salaries, and opportunities for advancement. Bringing together valuable insider tips from a range of seasoned experts who have used these techniques to secure employment, Becoming a Wildlife Professional conveys important messages about the responsibilities and challenges of a career in wildlife conservation and management. These pages constitute a true master's course on how to build a successful future working with wildlife"--Back cover.