Wildlife and conservation biology

What can I do with my course in wildlife and conservation biology?

Careers in wildlife and conservation biology

As a wildlife and conservation biologist, you will be qualified for a career in wildlife conservation and management, and environmental science. You can help to manage and protect fragile ecosystems, including protecting native plants and animal species.

You can take on challenging roles in wildlife ecology, landscape and vegetation management, biodiversity and conservation, animal biology and park management. You could work in the field doing research or project work. You could also look for an advisory role to communities, industry or governments on wildlife and conservation issues.

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Skills and attributes

You will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes to gain employment in wildlife and conservation biology:

  • Problem-solving and analytical proficiency
  • Investigation and research techniques
  • Teamwork skills
  • Project management skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Conscientiousness
  • Able to relate to people and the environment
  • Compassion towards others
  • A high degree of motivation and self-discipline.

 Related roles include:

  • Wildlife or conservation officer
  • Park ranger
  • Landscape biologist
  • Animal biologist
  • Research scientist
  • Laboratory technician
  • Wildlife or conservation biologist
  • Landscape ecologist
  • Environmental educator
  • Environmental scientist
  • Urban and regional planner
  • Scientific Consultant (Government or private industry)
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for wildlife and conservation biology graduates at Graduate Careers Australia.

Look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

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