Natural Resources Careers

Are you interested in developing, maintaining, or managing natural resources?

Consider a job in natural resources systems. You might work in recreation, wildlife, conservation, mining, logging, or oil drilling.

Use the resources below to discover natural resources career options, plan your education, and explore the job market.

What Can I Do With This Major?

Below are several majors in the biotechnology pathway.  Select a major to learn about industries you might work in, the types of employers that hire a major, and find strategies to prepare you for a job.

Are you ready to set your education goals and gain the skills you need to work in agribusiness? Use the resources below to get started.

Plan Your AFNR Education
Find tools to help you set your goals, pay for college, find a program, and more.

Find Campuses & Programs
Search for natural resources programs at Minnesota State.

Before you invest in a career, it's important to understand the job market. Based on where you want to live, you may have different opportunities. Use the resources below to learn about some of the employers in your region. You can research job postings to understand the skills and training these employers are looking for. After you've done some research on your own, make sure you talk to as many people as possible who are knowledgeable about the career. You can talk to your teachers and counselors. You can also reach out to an employer to do an informational interview about the jobs they offer.

Sample Job Titles

Parks Worker, Forestry Technician, Naturalist, Environmental Technician, Project Manager, Environmental Specialist, Park Ranger, Outdoor Recreation Educator, Geotechnical Drilling Assistant, Survey Crew Chief

Source: Gartner TalentNeuron

Sample Employers


  • Clean Harbors, Inc
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • GPAC
  • Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
  • Stantec
  • State of Minnesota
  • Three Rivers Park District
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • USDA (Forest Service & Natural Resources Conservation Service)
  • University of Minnesota
  • Air National Guard
  • Department of the Interior
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • GPAC
  • Minnesota Native Landscapes
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Red Rock Fire
  • State of Minnesota
  • Stearns County
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • City of Duluth
  • Fond Du Lac Reservation
  • GPAC
  • Minnesota Historical Society - Forest History Center
  • National Park Service
  • State of Minnesota
  • St. Louis County
  • US Department of Agriculture
  • University of Minnesota
  • Bemidji State University
  • City of Bemidji
  • Ducks Unlimited Canada
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • GPAC
  • Minnesota Conservation Corps
  • Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever
  • State of Minnesota
  • US Department of the Interior
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • City of Rochester
  • Clean Harbors, Inc.
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • GPAC
  • Minnesota Department of Natural Resources
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Navy
  • Olmsted County
  • River Bend Nature Center
  • State of Minnesota
  • EDF Renewable Energy
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • Minnesota Conservation Corps
  • Navy
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service
  • Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever
  • State of Minnesota
  • US Department of Agriculture
  • US Fish and Wildlife Service
  • Watonwan County Land Management
  • 3M
  • Bay West, Inc.
  • Dakota County
  • Federal Highway Administration
  • GPAC
  • Minneapolis Park and Recreation Board
  • Stantec
  • State of Minnesota
  • Three Rivers Park District
  • US Fish and Wildlife Services

These employers posted jobs in natural resources systems during 2020 - 2021.

Source: Gartner TalentNeuron

Find Job Openings

Find jobs in natural resources systems.

  1. Navigate to the Job Search on Minnesota State CAREERwise.
  2. Copy and paste the keyword string below into the Keyword filter.
    Keyword string:
    "biological" OR "ecology" OR "park" OR "forest" OR "wildlife" OR "Agri" OR "geo" OR "excavate" OR "excavation" OR "Agro" OR "pump" OR "beef" OR "swine" OR "paper" OR "poultry" OR "tree" OR "animal" OR "fish" OR "recreation" OR "environment"
  3. Use the Location filter in the left column to select a Minnesota region or to search by ZIP code. From the region dropdown you can also choose to search the state of Minnesota.
  4. In addition to the keywords above you can use Occupation Category to filter your search results. Select one of the options listed below.

    -Architecture and Engineering
    -Farming, Fishing, and Forestry
    -Life, Physical, and Social Science
    -Management

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