Do You Love Your Planet? Here are 7 Careers to Help You Save It


Careers to Save the Environment: Earth has fallen into a state of deterioration and its high time to do something about it. If you are serious about undertaking change and want to protect the environment the start thinking about making a career in the field of environment. Sectors like energy and environmental science are growing rapidly, creating greater demand for workers with backgrounds in science.  There are many options that candidates can opt for. Some of the popular careers to save the environment are given below, Jump to download the infographic.

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Wildlife Conservation and Indian Forest Service(IFS)


As more and more species becoming endangered, it is important to ensure the variety and variability of life on earth. Wildlife Conservationists work to preserve ecosystems, implementing biodiversity programs across wildlife habitats like oceans, rain forests and grasslands. Commonly employed by local, state and national governments, wildlife conservationists help to preserve the habitats of animals and plants. The job of a Wildlife Conservationist is related to that of an IFS officer. An Indian Forest Service officer implements the National Forest Policy to ensure environmental maintenance and stability of ecological balance.

How to become a Wildlife Conservationist and IFS Officer?

To become a wildlife conservationist candidate must have a Bachelor’s degree in a subject related to Wildlife Biology along with a Master’s degree in Wildlife Biology and Conservation and get certified as a Wildlife Biologist.

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  • To become an IFS officer, the candidate must have a  Bachelor’s degree with at least one of the subjects namely, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematics, Physics, Animal Husbandry & Veterinary Science, Botany, Statistics and Zoology, Agriculture, Forestry or Engineering from any recognized university along with the IFS examination conducted by UPSC annually.

Environmental Engineer

To protect the environment from current damage and preventing future deterioration, we also require the infrastructure and devices to do it. Environmental Engineers make this possible by utilizing scientific and engineering principles to create programs, products and machines that won’t be detrimental to the environment and will help solve all the environmental problems.

How to become an Environmental Engineer?

Candidate must have a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Engineering Or candidate can pursue Civil Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, Chemical Engineering or any other related field, along with a Master’s degree in Environmental Engineering.

Landscape Architect and Urban Planner

Landscape Architects design and plan the outdoor areas in such a way that they are compatible with the natural environment like residences, school campuses, parks, shopping centres, golf courses, and parkways etc. These are designed in a way to let the environment breathe, ensuring enough space for water to seep into the ground, ensuring that their design won’t cause any water logging. They basically help to create beautiful, functional, and environment-friendly cities/states. 

Urban or Regional Planners helps local governments to decide how to best use their resources and land to prevent congestion and create aesthetically-pleasing public spaces. They plans and develop programs along with government officials/developers.

How to Become a Landscape Architect/Urban Planner?

Candidate must have a bachelor’s and master’s degree in Landscape Design or they can have a bachelor’s degree in architecture along with a master’s in Landscape Architecture.

To become an Urban Planner candidate must have a bachelor’s in Urban Planning along with a Master’s in Urban Planning.

Environmental Pollution Manager

Pollution is choking the people of India to an extent that it has already become a host of health problems that can be toxic for human beings as well as for animals. To prevent such devastating effects of pollution Pollution Managers are required. They basically develop pollution control, pollution prevention, and recycling programs. They coordinate with all aspects of pollution prevention, risk assessment,  resource use, waste management, environmental health and employee involvement to carve a better and pollution-free future.

How to become an Environmental Pollution Manager?

To become an environmental Pollution Manager candidate must have done MBA in Pollution Control Management or M.Sc. in Pollution and Environmental Control.

Environmental Lawyer

Any legal issues related to the environment are dealt with an Environmental Lawyers. Such lawyers aid companies, individuals, organisations and the government to resolve environmental issues. They deal with revolving issues around water and air quality, agriculture, wetlands, biodiversity, waste management, green initiatives, hazardous waste, species protection, sustainability strategies and alternative energy sources.

They also work with the National Green Tribunal (a government body) dealing with cases related to conservation of forests, environmental protection other natural resources.

How to become an Environmental Lawyer?

Candidate has to clear CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) to be eligible for a Bachelor of Law (LLB) and after LLB, pursuing a Master’s of Environmental Law will help a candidate to become an Environmental Lawyer.

Environmental Scientist

Environmental Scientists can lace their knowledge of Physics, Chemistry and Biology to work towards environmental problems. They work in the laboratory and the field to study the degradation of the environment caused by the activities of humans and develop measures to build a sustainable environment. They also find the causes of environmental degradation and then come up with corrective measures and create conservation programmes. An Environmental Scientist may be employed by the Department of Environmental Affairs, the National Parks Board,  the provisional departments of Nature Conservation.

How to become an Environmental Scientists?

To become an environmental scientist candidate must have completed B.Sc. or B.E. in Environmental Science or a related field in Biology or Life Sciences along with M.Sc. in Environmental Science.

There are many other options available in the field of environment. Choosing a career for saving the environment is the best professions to give a gift to the mother nature. So don’t hesitate to pursue an eco-friendly career because we exist only if the environment sustains.

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