How hard is it to get a job in the wildlife management field?

By Grant Woods,

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Grant, I am a sophomore in high school and I have a question, but first I wanted to say thank you for inspiring me to got to college at the university of Georgia hopefully to become a wildlife biologist/management. Once I get out of college how hard is it to get a job in my field and what are job options to chase?


I strongly encourage you to check the stats about jobs in wildlife management.  It is very difficult to find employment in the wildlife management field compared to other professions.  In addition, jobs of equal rank tend to pay significantly less in wildlife management compared to other fields.  It’s not uncommon for less than 50% of a graduating class of wildlife biologist to find employment in their chosen field.  

However, if you believe God called you to be a wildlife biologist that’s exactly the field you should pursue.  You have plenty of time to seek God’s will for your career.  

Enjoy creation,


January 14, 2016