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Careers in Ecology

What do ecologists do?

Ecologists enter a variety of careers with state and federal government agencies, private consulting and industry, schools and colleges, and non-governmental organizations.

image of LCRI Research Vessel Monitor on Lake Champlain Job titles include field/research technician, natural resource manager, park ranger, environmental analyst, field ecologist, K-12 teacher, wildlife specialist, field naturalist, fisheries specialist, forester and environmental consultant.

Government agencies employing ecologists range from the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the National Park Service. Ecology majors are also ideally suited to become high school biology teachers in New York State upon completing a Master's of Science in Teaching.

For more information on careers in ecology, visit the careers page of the Ecological Society of America or visit view links to careers in ecology at the Center for Earth and Environmental Science.

SUNY Plattsburgh Career Development Center

Our Career Development Center provides services, resources, and programs designed to help students and alumni to better understand the career development process, and to enhance their professional preparation and employability.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about ecology at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Dr. Edwin Romanowicz, Director
Office: Hudson Hall 132
Phone: (518) 564-2028
Toll-Free Phone: (877) 554-1041
Fax: (518) 564-5267