Is wildlife management a good profession?

By Grant Woods,

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Is the field you went into a good and successful field? My brother majored in something similar to what you do, and he is having a hard time finding a job. I would love to make a career out of studying deer and trying to improve habitat for wildlife. But my only concern is job availability in the future and if I will make enough money to fuel my passion in what I do.


Wildlife management is tough profession to find employment and tends to pay less compared to other professions.  I strongly recommend you intentionally seek God’s will for your life. If you do, you will know eternal success!  

I’ve written a lot about the wildlife profession. You can see my thoughts at, Ask Grant tab, Wildlife Careers heading.  There’s often a trade-off between maximum income and having a job you truly enjoy.

Enjoy creation,


January 10, 2016