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What Does an Ecotourism Guide Do?

Do you love spending time outside and traveling? Do you want to make a career of teaching tourists about the sustainability and environment issues of a particular area of the country? Does teaching others how to protect and preserve the environment that they are visiting interest you? 

An ecotourism guide typically works with environmentally-minded travelers and helps educate them on specific areas of the world along with local environmental issues. They educate them on how to take positive steps in sustainability. An ecotourism guide needs to have excellent communication skills. They need to be up-to-date on the current environmental issues and promote the mission of the organization that they work for. 

If you want to make a career out of something you love, check out Unity College’s B.S. in Sustainable Business Management Ecotourism.

Ecotourism Guide Facts

Travel Agent

Recommended Education 4-Year Bachelor’s Degree
Median Salary (2019) $40,660 per year
Workers Employed in U.S. (2018) 78,800

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018

Travel Guide

Recommended Education 4-Year Bachelor’s Degree
Median Salary (2019) $35,930 per year
Workers Employed in U.S. (2018) 3,030
Projected 10-year Growth Rate 2%

Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018