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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.
Beautify spaces by planting greenery and erecting garden structures.
Install drip-lines or sprinklers to water plants automatically.
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.
Motivate track stars to work hard and excel at their chosen event.
Organize complete travel packages for tourists.
Dig up ancient relics of past societies.
Develop engineering solutions to ecological problems.
Accompany sightseers through foreign lands.
Grow plants in soilless mediums.
Describe a museum’s collection to its visitors.
Improve plants by experimenting with their genes.
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.
Know all there is to know about minerals.
Learn all there is to learn about fish.
Bring animals to TV and film sets and ensure they give great performances.
Train police and seeing eye dogs or show off your pup at a dog show.
Teach pets obedience, train circus animals, or consult on animal problems.
Keep athletes healthy and performing at peak level.
Work to reverse any harm done to the environment.
Discover how small bugs affect the world in big ways.
Serve as an expert on earthquakes.
Keep local skating rink ice smooth and polished by driving a Zamboni.
Teach dolphins how to perform for an audience.
Take a scientific tour of the earth’s different layers.
Mold promising high school athletes into a well-oiled collegiate team.
Gain enough knowledge of volcanic eruptions to be able to predict them.
Spy on your team’s rivals to uncover their weaknesses.
Raise animals or crops for profit.
Tend a flower shop and create beautiful bouquets.
Lop off unsafe or diseased tree branches and keep shrubs healthy.
Overpower your opponent as a member of Japan’s elite sumo-athletes.
Parachute from a fixed location thousands of feet above the ground.
Enforce baseball rules and call strikes on the diamond.
Teach university students about soil science.
Coax your million-dollar horse into a winning position at the races.
Buzz over orchards and fields in a plane to dust them with pesticides.
Keep your players in shape and their on-court skills sharp.
Make sure nature is healthy enough to sustain the needs of people.
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.
Battle to put out forest fires.
Keep workers on task, equipment maintained, and operations going at a farm.
Compete in boxing matches all across the country.
Raise cows, pigs, chickens, and other livestock for their meat.
Beautify spaces by planting them with flowers and foliage.
Nurture bees for the purpose of selling honey and other bee products.
Stretch your stomach and chew like a champion to win 1st place!
Stay calm under pressure and call other pro poker players’ bluffs.
Keep fit and strong while competing in professional bike races.
Analyze insects found in victims’ bodies for clues to their death.
Perform with grace and courage as a professional ice skating athlete.
Race to the finish line as the US’s favorite brand of Driver.
Entertain crowds at rodeos and circuses with daring horse-back stunts.
Show skaters how to glide effortlessly and stop safely on the ice.
Take care of plants as they grow in the nursery greenhouse.
Guide your team through cheerleading routines.
Oversee plant production, personnel, and paperwork at a greenhouse.
Improve your female hitters and fielders with exercise and drills.
Teach new climbers about hand-holds and the dangers of loose rocks.
Keep order during intense hockey matches.
Oversee the process of growing grapes and turning them into wine.
Teach Baseball Players how to control their swings and hit smart.
Shepherd visitors around museums or tourist spots.
Pay the bills with kickflips, ollies, and insane skating tricks.
Get horses in perfect shape for shows.
Enforce the rules of the game of soccer.
Get horses into racing shape with intense training and care.
Evict pesky rodents and insects from buildings with traps and chemicals.
Keep forests safe from fires.
Make flower arrangements for weddings, funerals, and other events.
Support the Head Coach by running drills and giving knowledgeable input.
Jump off helicopters and ski down mountain slopes with clients.
Teach hockey players to skate, shoot, and work as a team.
Show boxers how to jab, weave and train for their next big fight.
Grow and harvest vegetables.
Breathe new life into the land where industrial sites used to be.
Produce tobacco for cigarettes and cigars.
Equip clients with systems for watering crops or gardens.
Make the final call about plays, starting line-ups, and team strategy.
Lead sing-a-longs, hikes, and team-building exercises at a summer camp.
Help tennis players swing, serve, and return with power and grace.
Transport passengers and cargo up, down, and across rivers.
Travel to volcanoes in search of scientific data.