The purpose of this career is to protect the environment and the people and wildlife that live in it. The profession of environmental conservationist can be narrowed to certain fields. Some people specialize in land water or soil conservation. There are others who live for "addressing environmental racism', or the tendency to condone poorer environmental conditions (hazardous waste dumps, illegal/abandoned dumps) in areas populated mainly by people of color." (Morkes 187)
It is required that you at least have a bachelors degree to hold this job. Many people have Masters as well. Generally, your pay depends on which degree you hold. Those who held doctorates has an average pay of 52,162 dollars. Those who held their Berry 2
doctorate in research for this field had a higher salary which has a median of 61,451 dollars. "In 2000, the median pay was $47,140" (Easton 90)
This is a career which is neither gender nor location specific. People with this career tend to travel to where the problem areas are, which is why it isnt location specific. The problem areas depend on which field someone specializes in. Both men and women hold this job. There isn't a part of the job which requires either a male or a female to perform its task.
This job involves a lot of "treating, teaching, listening, counseling, problem solving/creativity, designing, inventing,...