What job can I get with a degree in Environmental and Conservation Sciences?

Students snorkelling over a turtle

If you want to make the world a better place and care for our planet, we are ready to take that journey with you. A degree from the School of Environmental and Conservation Sciences will get you there.

What does your dream environmental career look like?

  • Getting dirty, connecting with nature, and monitoring the natural environment with cutting edge scientific techniques.
  • Working at the frontline of wildlife conservation with national and international organisations like, WWF-Australia, Australian Wildlife Conservancy or BirdLife Australia.
  • Being interviewed for a TV program, educating the world about endangered species.
  • Researching and documenting culturally significant species with a First Nations team of experts.
  • Monitoring tagged whales as they swim the migratory path along the coastline, newborns in tow, or
  • Writing guidelines and conservation advice for government projects, to inform policy and environmental law.

If this is where your interest and drive lies, a great place to start is at our School of Environmental and Conservation Sciences.

Would a career in environmental and conservation sciences suit you?

Take a moment to reflect on the moments that make you feel alive and skills you show aptitude for. See if you identify with any of the below.

Do you:

  • See yourself as both practical and an intellectual?
  • Marvel at Australia’s unique and remarkable biodiversity?
  • Want to protect wildlife habitats?
  • Browse online for mind-blowing science facts?
  • Have an interest in data and fact-finding methods?
  • Enjoy learning about environmental cycles?
  • Wonder how society will address future climate challenges?
  • Get excited at the thought of making new discoveries?
  • Seek a meaningful job making the planet a better place for all species, including us?

If this sounds like your vibe, get to know more about our school and the opportunities we will provide for your blooming career. 

What kind of career can you have in environmental and conservation sciences?

With a degree in environmental and conservation sciences, there are career opportunities everywhere you look. And with innovation revolutionising the way we interact with animals and our environment, it’s one of our future’s most exciting industries.

Conservation and Wildlife Biology

In Conservation and Wildlife Biology, you’ll have expertise in wildlife ecology, landscape management, biodiversity conservation, and park management. You could work in local or state government or become a research scientist, conservation officer, wildlife forensics, nature-based tourism operator, ecological consultant, or coastal manager.

Environmental Science and Management

In Environmental Science and Management, you’ll pursue a career across a range of fields, such as biodiversity and ecosystem restoration, climate change adaptation and mitigation, and clean energy. You could become an atmospheric or climate change scientist, environmental consultant, ecologist, urban and regional planner, or natural resource manager in the government or resources sector.

I changed careers and discovered my life purpose”.

Meet Jemma, Environmental Science and Management graduate.

Marine Biology

In Marine Biology, you’ll be qualified to work as a scientist or in a range of marine-based professions. You could become a marine biologist, aquaculturist, marine park ranger, fisheries officer, biological oceanographer, or work in the marine-based tourism sector.

Before you start your career, you’ll need a degree from a reputable school. Discover what studying at our school is really like, and the unique opportunities we provide.

Picture where a degree from Murdoch could take you

On any given day, your ‘office’ could be a laboratory, the ocean, farmland, a karri forest, the outback, on a board as an environmental expert, high school classroom, or advising officials in the halls of government.

Graduates find work in a variety of organisations: environmental consultancies, NGOs and NFPs, government agencies, scientific research organisations like the CSIRO and the Harry Butler Institute, universities, the resources sector, television networks, agriculture and agribusiness, tech start-ups, photography/filmmaking, and so much more!

Murdoch marine biologist WA’s top young scientist. Read more.

Can I get a job? Future-proof your career

Knowledgeable and skilled grads in this space are sought-after, with demand expected to increase in the future. Murdoch’s focus is on training graduates to be career-ready, with as much practical training as possible, so you’ll enter the job market with a full portfolio of relevant experience.

There is tremendous hope and opportunity for a brighter future. Ngala kwop biddi.


Posted on:

19 Apr 2024

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