Ecology Jobs

Ecology Job Overview

A job in ecology offers a truly enlightening chance to study the environment through the eyes of one with a higher understanding of nature. Ecologists combine studies in biology and earth sciences, and working as an ecology researcher or engineer in the field can be very rewarding. The work is deeply entrenched in evolutionary biology and genetics, requiring a high level of understanding in the foundations of scientific theory as well as other advanced principles.

Ecologists examine life processes and interactions between different species. They also examine the movement of materials from one ecosystem to another, constantly discovering nature's methods for survival. Numerous other career paths span the field of ecology and ecological engineering, including teaching and assistant director positions.

Ecology Job Education Requirements

Entry-level ecology jobs generally require a bachelor’s degree in an environment-related area of study such as biology, environmental science, or chemistry. Advancement is oftentimes dependent on the acquisition of a master’s degree. A doctorate opens the door for advanced research and teaching opportunities in academia. Aspiring ecologists should find an internship during college that allows them to conduct work in the field.

Ecology Job Market

Ecologists are blessed with the freedom to travel to beautiful and fragile locales to conduct their studies. It's a job for those who want to brave the environment and see new places. Lead ecologists conduct trips alongside a crew where they will spend any given amount of time in isolated conditions to make discoveries.

More common jobs in the field of ecology include wetland management, natural resource management, city planning, community health, biomass production, and more. There are also an abundance of jobs in the education sector, particularly at the collegiate level. Jobs in ecology are growing faster than other job markets with a projected 15 percent increase between 2012 and 2022. There are currently over 90,000 ecologists in the United States.

Ecology Job Salary Information

Demand for ecologists is estimated to raise approximately 19 percent between 2010 and 2020. As the concern for the environment grows, the demand for ecologists will only increase. As it stands, teams of ecologists paired with environmental engineers are some of our best resources for discovering new and sustainable materials and creating green technologies. This makes environmental workers a precious commodity going forward.

The lowest projected salary for an ecologist in the United States is $38,000. The median salary is approximately $63,000, with top-earners making six figures according to the BLS.gov. It only takes a bachelor’s degree to become an ecologist, but many positions require a master’s degree or a doctorate.

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Ecological Society of America Athens, GA, 30602
Assistant Professor – Energy Ecology Savannah River Ecology Laboratory & Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources University of Georgia The Savannah River Ecology Laboratory (SREL) and the Warnell School of Forestry and Natural Resources at the University of Georgia (UGA) invite applications for an academic-year, tenure-track position as an Assistant Professor of Energy Ecology. The suc...
Atkins is currently seeking a Sr. Scientist – Ecology / Environmental to join our rapidly expanding Environmental Sciences group, in the Atlanta, Georgia office. The ideal candidate for this position will apply their ecological and environmental knowledge toward the assessment of project sites, along with preparation of environment documents and regulatory applications. Typical duties and respons...
Department of Biology Assistant Professor – Applied Freshwater Ecology – Lake Management The Department of Biology at the State University of New York College at Oneonta invites applications for a tenure track position as an Assistant Professor of Applied Freshwater Ecology – Lake Management beginning Fall 2015. The initial appointment will be for two years. Expectations include teaching at the ...
Job Summary Assist the ecological services department with the evaluation and documentation of natural resources. These evaluations include the identification and assessment of vegetative assemblages and wildlife and plant species, including the establishment of the extent of wetland jurisdiction regulated by local, state, and/or federal agenciAssist the ecological services department with the eva...
atkins Atlanta, GA
Atkins is currently seeking a Sr. Scientist – Ecology / Environmental to join our rapidly expanding Environmental Sciences group, in the Atlanta, Georgia office. The ideal candidate for this position will apply their ecological and environmental knowledge toward the assessment of project sites, along with preparation of environment documents and regulatory applications. Typical duties and respons...
We seek a tenure-track Assistant Professor (45% Research, 45% Teaching, and 10% service) in landscape ecology and geospatial analytics. The position is a 9-month appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to bring cutting-edge geospatial analysis and modeling approaches to our interdisciplinary strengths in forest/ecosystem science, natural resources management, quantitative decision-s...
We seek a tenure-track Assistant Professor (45% Research, 45% Teaching, and 10% service) in landscape ecology and geospatial analytics. The position is a 9-month appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to bring cutting-edge geospatial analysis and modeling approaches to our interdisciplinary strengths in forest/ecosystem science, natural resources management, quantitative decision-s...
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JOBS EMPLOYERS CV UPLOAD JOBS JOB ALERTS POST A JOB CAREERS ADVICE QUICK GUIDES CVs ADD YOUR CV CV HELP FORUM MEMBERSHIP JOIN LOGIN Home » Science & Research One Graduate Assistantship- Ecology of Scaled Quail (34 views) #Jobsearch Entry-level & #Graduate Chihuahuan Desert in southern New Mexico February 26, 2015 Share: One graduate assistantship will be available starting Au...
Atkins is currently seeking a Sr. Scientist – Ecology / Environmental to join our rapidly expanding Environmental Sciences group, in the Atlanta, Georgia office. The ideal candidate for this position will apply their ecological and environmental knowledge toward the assessment of project sites, along with preparation of environment documents and regulatory applications. Typical duties and respons...
Idealist Washington, DC
Looking for a fun, energetic intern with a passion for the environment to join our scientific society for 4 months to assist mainly with sales/marketing and annual meeting responsibilities. Please note: Phone work is a big part of this position so telemarketing and/or prior sales experience is helpful. Intern must be able to work on-site at our 2015 Centennial Celebration and Annual Meeting in Ba...
Atkins Houston, MN
Atkins is currently seeking a Sr. Scientist – Ecology / Environmental to join our rapidly expanding Environmental Sciences group, in the Atlanta, Georgia office. The ideal candidate for this position will apply their ecological and environmental knowledge toward the assessment of project sites, along with preparation of environment documents and regulatory applications. Typical duties and respons...
Summary: Primary responsibility is to assist horticulture staff with the restoration and horticulture work at the Litzsinger Road Ecology Center, a 34 acre environmental education center. This program will have a strong focus on understanding and conducting restoration and horticulture through a flexible weekly curriculum consisting of reading, field research, and on-the-ground work. Intern is re...
The College of Human Ecology is comprised of 6 academic units including Child Development and Family Relations, Criminal Justice, Hospitality Leadership, Interior Design and Merchandising, Nutrition Science and Social Work. The College is seeking applications for short-term, fixed-term faculty (.74FTE or less) for one or more semesters during the upcoming academic year. Qualifications include mast...
RESPONSIBILITIES: -Teach Forest Ecology and another undergraduate course for SAF-accredited curricula. Develop and teach a graduate level course in the area of specialty. -Conduct innovative research that advances ecological understanding of forest ecosystems and/or promotes sustainable management of forest resources, with a specific research emphasis on using an ecosystem analysis approach to ...
Natural Power Stirling, NJ
Login Forgot Password Ecology Data Assistant Position: Biology Salary: Date Posted: 20 Feb 2015 Vacancy Location: Natural Power Consultants (Stirling) Vacancy Type: Permanent Back to results Log in to add to job list Send this vacancy to a friend Description: Ecology Data Assistant Stirling Natural Power is a leading independent renewable energy consultancy and products provider ...
Career Opportunity with One of the Top Botanical Gardens in the World Postdoctoral Fellow in Restoration Ecology Missouri Botanical Garden is a center for botanical research and science education, as well as an oasis in the city of St. Louis. The Garden offers 79 acres of beautiful horticultural display, including a 14-acre Japanese strolling garden, Henry Shaw’s original 1850 estate home, and o...
STREAM ECOLOGIST ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, TENURE TRACK Join Us The Fisheries and Wildlife Department at Oregon State University invites applications for a tenure track Assistant Professor in Stream Ecology. We seek an energetic, enthusiastic colleague to complement our existing strengths in teaching, research and service, and help expand our nationally and internationally recognized programs in wil...
Two-three post-doctoral positions for research related to microbial community ecology and evolutionary processes are available at Duke University. Positions will involve mathematical approaches to theoretical ecology and/or evolution as well as metaanalyses of environmental microbial community data. The focus is somewhat flexible, but projects would initially involve modeling microbial community a...
Saint Leo University is one of the largest and most innovative Catholic universities in the United States. A leading provider of higher education to the military and a leader in online higher education, Saint Leo enrolls more than 17,000 students at the traditional University Campus (main campus), through the Center for Online Learning and at 19 regional centers in seven states. The Department of...

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