Does working at a desk all day seem unappealing? Ever think that working in a field of science meant being stuck in a lab or office all day? That is definitely not the case! If you are interested in a STEM career that will bring you out of the office, consider the careers below:
Marine Animal Rescuer
A Marine Animal Rescuer helps to rescue and rehabilitate injured, sick, or stranded marine life like seals, turtles, dolphins, manatees, sea birds, and other marine life. Rescue jobs can be found at various colleges, universities, animal protection and advocacy groups, and aquariums. Marine Animal Rescuers work near beaches, estuaries, and on boats at sea. They also work directly with animals at rehab facilities. Many in the field have a degree in Biology or specifically Marine Biology and begin by volunteering at a rescue group.
For more info, go to marinemammalcenter.org and seaworldcares.com
Environmental Engineering is a branch of engineering that concentrates on reducing pollution in the environment and remediating any existing contamination. Environmental Engineers plan and implement projects that address issues like energy preservation, waste control, and improving the quality of the environment. They are also responsible for producing studies on the environmental impact of proposed construction projects. Environmental Engineers do work in offices when planning projects, but they can work on site to conduct inspections and impact studies.
For more info, go to environmentalscience.org
Horticulture is a branch of agriculture that deals with the cultivation and propagation of plant life. Horticulturists are involved in the management and cultivation of gardens and land. They conduct research in areas such as crop production, genetic engineering, and pest and disease resistance. Their work involves plants like fruits, berries, nuts, vegetables, flowers, trees, as well as soil management. They also work to design parks and focus on preserving natural resources. Horticulturists work in industries like education, government, and agriculture.
For more info, go to American Society for Horticulture.
A Park Ranger is responsible for protecting and supervising private, state, and national parks. They patrol park grounds and make sure that visitors are abiding by park rules such as fire safety and that the natural environment is being preserved. They can teach about wildlife and conservation to all different age groups, from kids to adults.
For more info, go to: ParkRanger.edu
An Equine Nutritionist specializes in the health, diet, and feeding behaviors of horses. Many in the field have master's degree or are large animal veterinarians that have specialized in equine nutrition and disease. An Equine Nutritionist will examine a horse's health and body condition to build a diet and meal schedule based on the horses needs and overall health goals.
For more info, go to: theequinest.com.
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