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What job can you get with an ecology degree?

Most ecology graduates go on to become conservation scientists, environmental consultants, and biologists. . Here is a list of careers where the skills you learn in an ecology degree will be useful:

What is the job market for ecology degrees?

Compared to other degrees in the US, the job market for ecology graduates is average overall. This means that job opportunities have remained steady and that the market is consistent with other sectors across the country.

Here’s a breakdown of ecology graduate employment. Compared to the national average, the number of people who are underpaid (that is, who make less than $40,000 per year) is 31% more than other degrees on average.

Employment Status% of Ecology Grads
Employed71.9%
Unemployed0.9%
Underpaid27.2%
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