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8 Master's Degrees Annually
4 Doctor's Degrees Annually
#297 in Popularity (Master's)
$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
Graduate Certificate 13
Master’s Degree 8
Doctor’s Degree 4

What Other Resources & Conservation Majors Need to Know

People with careers related to other conservation were asked what knowledge areas, skills, and abilities were important for their jobs. They weighted these areas on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the highest.

Knowledge Areas for Other Conservation Majors

This major prepares you for careers in which these 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

A major in other conservation prepares you for careers in which the following skill-sets are crucial:

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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

A major in other conservation will prepare for your careers in which the following abilities are important:

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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 Master’s Degree in Other Resources & Conservation?

8 Master's Degrees Annually
50% Percent Women
12% Percent Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
Roughly 50% of the graduates are women, and 50% are men.

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 Master's Degrees
Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 0
Black or African American 0
Hispanic or Latino 1
White 4
International Students 0
Other Races/Ethnicities 3

How Much Do Other Resources & Conservation Majors Make?

Salaries According to BLS

The median salary for someone in a career related to other conservation is $92,550. This median refers to all degree levels, so you may expect those with a more advanced degree to make more while those with less advanced degrees will typically make less.

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 careers associated with other conservation require an advanced degree while some may not even require a bachelor’s. In general, the more advanced your degree the more career options will open up to you. However, there is significant time and money that needs to be invested into your education so weigh the pros and cons.

Find out what the typical degree level is for other conservation careers below.

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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 the 2018-2019 academic year, 33 schools offered some type of natural resources conservation (other) program. 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 3,526
Natural Resource Management 1,059
Forestry 540
Wildlife Management 240
Fisheries Sciences 101

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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