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Outdoor jobs can offer incredible perks: beautiful natural settings, physical activity, and lots of fresh air. No surprise that so many people want to work in an office without walls! Although the competition can be tough, combining your passion for the outdoors with a rewarding job can lead you down many successful career paths.
Get to the heart of nature as a River Guide, Forest Conservationist, or Park Ranger. Or work closer to home as a Construction Manager, Turf Manager, or Athletic Coach. You could even capture the beauty of nature as a Wildlife Photographer, or learn the earth’s secrets as a Geologist.
And the list doesn’t end there. So many other careers can get you out and about. Dig into the jobs below to get some outside the box (and office) inspiration!
Develop techniques for improving crop production.
Travel to remote places to tap oil and gas deposits.
Sketch out and build turbines to convert wind power into energy.
Research animals in the wild or in captivity.
Participate in professional competitive athletic events.
Educate people about the natural world.
Create zoo exhibits that mimic the animals’ home in the wild.
Head up an organization’s environmental sustainability program.
Research the physical structure of the earth.
Travel the country to discover promising new football talent.
Explore the mysteries of the ocean.
Install drip-lines or sprinklers to water plants automatically.
Beautify spaces by planting greenery and erecting garden structures.
Create parks and gardens as a licensed professional.
Run drills, go over plays, and lead your football players to victory.
Run a business that grows and sells plants.
Operate on sick trees to remove disease, dead limbs, and sagging branches.
Coordinate concert tours for bands.
Motivate and manage your players to work as a team.
Organize complete travel packages for tourists.
Motivate track stars to work hard and excel at their chosen event.
Dig up ancient relics of past societies.
Develop engineering solutions to ecological problems.
Describe a museum’s collection to its visitors.
Improve plants by experimenting with their genes.
Accompany sightseers through foreign lands.
Grow plants in soilless mediums.
Take campers on journeys into the wilderness.
Scale mountains for sport or exploration.
Operate a large boat to ferry passengers and vehicles from place to place.
Study how to grow the best grapes for wine.
Observe how wolves behave and live.
Teach elephants tricks for circus performances.
Learn all there is to learn about fish.
Bring animals to TV and film sets and ensure they give great performances.
Know all there is to know about minerals.
Teach pets obedience, train circus animals, or consult on animal problems.
Train police and seeing eye dogs or show off your pup at a dog show.
Think up entertaining programs for cruise ship guests.
Coax your million-dollar horse into a winning position at the races.
Serve as an expert on earthquakes.
Teach dolphins how to perform for an audience.
Take a scientific tour of the earth’s different layers.
Gain enough knowledge of volcanic eruptions to be able to predict them.
Oversee plant production, personnel, and paperwork at a greenhouse.
Travel to volcanoes in search of scientific data.
Race to the finish line as the US’s favorite brand of Driver.
Mold promising high school athletes into a well-oiled collegiate team.
Tend a flower shop and create beautiful bouquets.
Evict pesky rodents and insects from buildings with traps and chemicals.
Keep local skating rink ice smooth and polished by driving a Zamboni.
Buzz over orchards and fields in a plane to dust them with pesticides.
Teach hockey players to skate, shoot, and work as a team.
Organize programs aimed at protecting the environment.
Nurture bees for the purpose of selling honey and other bee products.
Stay calm under pressure and call other pro poker players’ bluffs.
Oversee the process of growing grapes and turning them into wine.
Analyze insects found in victims’ bodies for clues to their death.
Lop off unsafe or diseased tree branches and keep shrubs healthy.
Keep workers on task, equipment maintained, and operations going at a farm.
Ascend trees using climbing boots and a harness for timber companies.
Record the weights of horse racing Jockeys with an unbiased eye.
Parachute from a fixed location thousands of feet above the ground.
Enforce baseball rules and call strikes on the diamond.
Root out the nation’s best baseball players for your college or league.
Call strikes and balls on the softball diamond.
Design structures that help businesses deal with excess rain.
Teach new actors the power of gesture, speech and theatrical timing.
Battle to put out forest fires.
Compete in boxing matches all across the country.
Teach new climbers about hand-holds and the dangers of loose rocks.
Raise cows, pigs, chickens, and other livestock for their meat.
Overpower your opponent as a member of Japan’s elite sumo-athletes.
Call traveling violations, fouls, and more as you enforce B-Ball rules.
Formulate healthy diets for cattle, sheep, and other animals.
Guide your team through cheerleading routines.
Perform with grace and courage as a professional ice skating athlete.
Improve your female hitters and fielders with exercise and drills.
Make sure nature is healthy enough to sustain the needs of people.
Show skaters how to glide effortlessly and stop safely on the ice.
Entertain crowds at rodeos and circuses with daring horse-back stunts.
Keep order during intense hockey matches.
Get horses in perfect shape for shows.
Propagate and sell all types of orchids.
Get show dogs ready for competitions.
Teach Baseball Players how to control their swings and hit smart.
Shepherd visitors around museums or tourist spots.
Create gardens that people can admire and enjoy.
Clear hiking trails in national parks with shovels and chainsaws.
Stretch your stomach and chew like a champion to win 1st place!
Lead sing-a-longs, hikes, and team-building exercises at a summer camp.
Keep forests safe from fires.
Show boxers how to jab, weave and train for their next big fight.
Support the Head Coach by running drills and giving knowledgeable input.
Jump off helicopters and ski down mountain slopes with clients.
Breathe new life into the land where industrial sites used to be.
Grow and harvest vegetables.
Take care of plants as they grow in the nursery greenhouse.
Equip clients with systems for watering crops or gardens.
Produce tobacco for cigarettes and cigars.
Drive All Terrain Vehicles in competitive races.
Bulk up and hit the gym hard to impress the Judges with perfect muscles.
Make the final call about plays, starting line-ups, and team strategy.
Help tennis players swing, serve, and return with power and grace.
Transport passengers and cargo up, down, and across rivers.