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100 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
8 Master's Degrees Annually
#280 in Popularity
$92,550 Median Salary

Types of Degrees Other Resources & Conservation Majors Are Getting

The following table lists how many natural resources conservation (other) graduations there were in 2018-2019 for each degree level.

Education Level Number of Grads
Bachelor’s Degree 100
Associate’s Degree 19
Graduate Certificate 13
Master’s Degree 8
Basic Certificate 6
Doctor’s Degree 4
Undergraduate Certificate 1

What Other Resources & Conservation Majors Need to Know

In an O*NET survey, other conservation majors were asked to rate what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important in their occupations. These answers were weighted on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the most important.

Knowledge Areas for Other Conservation Majors

Other Conservation majors often go into careers in which the following knowledge areas are important:

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  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Skills for Other Conservation Majors

The following list of skills has been highlighted as some of the most essential for careers related to other conservation:

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  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Abilities for Other Conservation Majors

As you progress with your other conservation degree, there are several abilities you should pick up that will help you in whatever related career you choose. These abilities include:

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  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

What Can You Do With a Other Resources & Conservation Major?

Below is a list of occupations associated with other conservation:

Job Title Job Growth Rate Median Salary
Forestry & Conservation Science Professors 4.5% $86,900

Who Is Getting a Bachelor’s Degree in Other Resources & Conservation?

100 Bachelor's Degrees Annually
34% Percent Women
4% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
This is a less frequently chosen undergraduate major. Only 100 students graduated with a bachelor’s degree in natural resources conservation (other) in 2019, making it rank #280 in popularity. This major attracts more men than women. About 66% of the graduates in this field are male.

Racial-Ethnic Diversity

At the countrywide level, the racial-ethnic distribution of other conservation majors is as follows:

Racial-Ethnic Diversity of Other Conservation Students with Bachelor's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 1
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 94
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 4

How Much Do Other Resources & Conservation Majors Make?

Bachelor’s Degree Starting Salary

Data from the U.S. Department of Education shows that natural resources conservation (other) students who graduated in 2015-2017 with a bachelor’s degree made a median starting salary of $22,000 per year. During this timeframe, most salaries fell between $20,950 (25th percentile) and $23,050 (75th percentile).

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Note that some of these people may have jobs that are not directly related to a other conservation degree.

Salaries According to BLS

Other Conservation majors often go into careers with median salaries of $92,550. This median refers to all degree levels, so the salary for a person with just a bachelor’s degree may be a little less and the one for a person with an advanced degree may be a little more.

To put that into context, according to BLS data from the first quarter of 2020, the typical high school graduate makes between $30,000 and $57,900 a year (25th through 75th percentile). The average person with a bachelor’s degree (any field) makes between $45,600 and $99,000. Advanced degree holders make the most with salaries between $55,600 and $125,400.

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Some degrees associated with other conservation may require an advanced degree, while others may not even require a bachelor’s in the field. Whatever the case may be, pursuing more education usually means that more career options will be available to you.

How much schooling do you really need to compete in today’s job market? People currently working in careers related to other conservation have obtained the following education levels.

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Education Level Percentage of Workers
Master’s Degree 0.8%
Doctoral Degree 69.3%
Post-Doctoral Training 32.3%

Online Other Resources & Conservation Programs

In 2018-2019, 33 schools offered a other conservation program of some type. The following table lists the number of programs by degree level, along with how many schools offered online courses in the field.

Degree Level Colleges Offering Programs Colleges Offering Online Classes
Certificate (Less Than 1 Year) 3 0
Certificate (1-2 years) 1 0
Certificate (2-4 Years) 0 0
Associate’s Degree 4 0
Bachelor’s Degree 2 1
Post-Baccalaureate 3 0
Master’s Degree 4 0
Post-Master’s 1 0
Doctor’s Degree (Research) 2 0
Doctor’s Degree (Professional Practice) 0 0
Doctor’s Degree (Other) 0 0

Is a Degree in Other Resources & Conservation Worth It?

The median salary for a other conservation grad is $92,550 per year. This is based on the weighted average of the most common careers associated with the major.

This is 132% more than the average salary for an individual holding a high school degree. This adds up to a gain of about $1,053,000 after 20 years!

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You may also be interested in one of the following majors related to other conservation.

Major Number of Grads
Natural Resources Conservation 21,552
Natural Resource Management 2,842
Wildlife Management 2,400
Forestry 2,339
Fisheries Sciences 620

References

*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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