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What Does an Ecologist Do?

Have you always looked around the natural world with a sense of wonder? Have you asked yourself questions about habitats — marine, terrestrial, and freshwater — and had a desire to further examine them, along with their inhabiting creatures? If so, a career as an Ecologist might be for you. 

With habitats increasingly at risk due to climate change, this field is more important than ever, to help study and preserve the natural world. Does this sound like the right career path for you? A bachelor’s degree in Ecology from Unity College can be your first step to a fulfilling career. 

Ecologist Fast Facts

Education Requirements 4-Year Bachelor’s Degree
Recommended Degree Program B.S. in Sustainable Agriculture
Median Salary (2019) $71,360 per year
Workers Employed in U.S. (2018) 85,000
Projected Job Openings by 2028 7,000
Projected Growth Rate 8% (Faster than average)

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