We surveyed 404 park naturalists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical park naturalist. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a park naturalist?



Working as a park naturalist typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a park naturalist?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a park naturalist typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as a park naturalist?



It’s typically difficult to find a job as a park naturalist. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for park naturalists.


Do park naturalists work full-time or part-time?

56% of park naturalists work in full-time roles while 44% work part-time.