Seeking a Career in the Environmental Field? Expand Your Search into These Options
Growing up in the 1990s, I was definitely Captain Planet's biggest fan and wanted nothing more than to be a planeteer. My career journey, however, took me in a slightly different direction and today I'm thrilled to help others, including sustainably-minded individuals, explore their environmental career options.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has identified the environment and natural resource security among its initiatives to address today's most pressing challenges. With sustainability becoming the norm, career opportunities in the environmental field are expected to grow. Although increased awareness of environmental concerns is the impetus for an interest in the environmental field, actual opportunities are varied and depend on your preferences and skills, so you have options to work indoors or outdoors; in the private sector, government or universities; and as a contractor or full-time employee.