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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.
Research animals in the wild or in captivity.
Sketch out and build turbines to convert wind power into energy.
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.
Operate on sick trees to remove disease, dead limbs, and sagging branches.
Run a business that grows and sells plants.
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.
Dig up ancient relics of past societies.
Develop engineering solutions to ecological problems.
Organize complete travel packages for tourists.
Accompany sightseers through foreign lands.
Grow plants in soilless mediums.
Improve plants by experimenting with their genes.
Take campers on journeys into the wilderness.
Describe a museum’s collection to its visitors.
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.
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.
Manage budgets, materials, and staff for city parks and community centers.
Nurture bees for the purpose of selling honey and other bee products.
Help monitor and maintain marine habitats to protect fish.
Think up entertaining programs for cruise ship guests.
Guard against environmental damage.
Study the wide world of plants.
Oversee the process of growing grapes and turning them into wine.
Bulk up and hit the gym hard to impress the Judges with perfect muscles.
Keep the land safe from erosion and other damage.
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.
Battle to put out forest fires.
Take a scientific tour of the earth’s different layers.
Serve as an expert on earthquakes.
Raise animals or crops for profit.
Help players hone their baseball skills by leading drills or giving advice.
Mold promising high school athletes into a well-oiled collegiate team.
Spy on your team’s rivals to uncover their weaknesses.
Tend a flower shop and create beautiful bouquets.
Teach dolphins how to perform for an audience.
Transport passengers and cargo up, down, and across rivers.
Make sure nature is healthy enough to sustain the needs of people.
Take care of plants as they grow in the nursery greenhouse.
Teach new actors the power of gesture, speech and theatrical timing.
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.
Lop off unsafe or diseased tree branches and keep shrubs healthy.
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.
Gain enough knowledge of volcanic eruptions to be able to predict them.
Raise cows, pigs, chickens, and other livestock for their meat.
Analyze insects found in victims’ bodies for clues to their death.
Beautify spaces by planting them with flowers and foliage.
Help ships dock safely at shore.
Keep order during intense hockey matches.
Keep fit and strong while competing in professional bike races.
Perform with grace and courage as a professional ice skating athlete.
Entertain crowds at rodeos and circuses with daring horse-back stunts.
Buzz over orchards and fields in a plane to dust them with pesticides.
Show skaters how to glide effortlessly and stop safely on the ice.
Guide your team through cheerleading routines.
Formulate healthy diets for cattle, sheep, and other animals.
Teach new climbers about hand-holds and the dangers of loose rocks.
Call traveling violations, fouls, and more as you enforce B-Ball rules.
Overpower your opponent as a member of Japan’s elite sumo-athletes.
Teach Baseball Players how to control their swings and hit smart.
Shepherd visitors around museums or tourist spots.
Get horses in perfect shape for shows.
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.
Travel to volcanoes in search of scientific data.