CAREERS IN SOIL AND WATER SCIENCES

Many career opportunities are available for students of Soil and Water Sciences.Graduates with degrees in Soil and Water Sciences, Environmental Management, and related fields will be equipped to pursue careers with academic institutions, US Department of Agriculture, Natural Resource Conservation Service, Food & Drug Administration, Environmental Protection Agency, US Geological Survey, National Oceanic administration Atmospheric Administration, Forestry Industries, State Agencies, Water Management Districts, private companies, consulting firms, and many other organizations including non-profit.

Many career opportunities are available for students of Soil and Water Sciences.Be sure to check out our Student Clubs page for information on how to become certified as Professional Wetland Scientists, Certified Soil Scientists, and how to get involved with hands-on experience in the field.


Our students have a unique opportunity to work on the cutting-edge of resource conservation, agriculture innovation, and energy research. Examples of specific job titles related to soil, water, and environmental sciences include:‌Many career opportunities are available for students of Soil and Water Sciences.

  • Resource Conservationist
  • Natural Resources Manager
  • Soil Scientist
  • Erosion Control Specialist
  • Soil Chemist
  • Soil Physicist
  • Hydrologist
  • Professor
  • Researcher
  • Plant Manager/Supervisor
  • Grant Coordinator
  • Laboratory Technician
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Manager
  • Federal/State Agencies
  • Non-Profit Organizations
  • Corporate Industry
  • Community Educator
  • Soil Conservationist
  • Reclamation Specialist
  • Soil Conservation District Manager/Technician
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Lobbyist Consultant
  • Agency Director
  • Policy Analyst