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!
Careers You May Like
Take campers on journeys into the wilderness.
Travel to volcanoes in search of scientific data.
Grow and harvest vegetables.
Enforce baseball rules and call strikes on the diamond.
Organize complete travel packages for tourists.
Overpower your opponent as a member of Japan's elite sumo-athletes.
Enforce the rules of the game of soccer.
Raise cows, pigs, chickens, and other livestock for their meat.
Know all there is to know about minerals.
Jump off helicopters and ski down mountain slopes with clients.
Keep forests safe from fires.
Battle to put out forest fires.
Make flower arrangements for weddings, funerals, and other events.
Make sure nature is healthy enough to sustain the needs of people.
Organize programs aimed at protecting the environment.
Teach elephants tricks for circus performances.
Teach dolphins how to perform for an audience.
Train police and seeing eye dogs or show off your pup at a dog show.
Bulk up and hit the gym hard to impress the Judges with perfect muscles.
Nurture bees for the purpose of selling honey and other bee products.
Call traveling violations, fouls, and more as you enforce B-Ball rules.
Parachute from a fixed location thousands of feet above the ground.
Drive All Terrain Vehicles in competitive races.
Teach pets obedience, train circus animals, or consult on animal problems.
Manage all levels of swimmers and get them in-shape for the meets.
Show skaters how to glide effortlessly and stop safely on the ice.
Help monitor and maintain marine habitats to protect fish.
Improve plants by experimenting with their genes.
Participate in professional competitive athletic events.
Head up an organization's environmental sustainability program.
Perform with grace and courage as a professional ice skating athlete.
Travel to remote places to tap oil and gas deposits.
Teach Baseball Players how to control their swings and hit smart.
Root out the nation's best baseball players for your college or league.
Manage a nursery and oversee the development and growth of plants.
Motivate promising divers to perfect their form and reduce splashes.
Guide your team through cheerleading routines.
Explore the mysteries of the ocean.
Educate people about the natural world.
Teach new actors the power of gesture, speech and theatrical timing.
Guard against environmental damage.
Keep your players in shape and their on-court skills sharp.
Scale mountains for sport or exploration.
Learn all there is to learn about fish.
Equip clients with systems for watering crops or gardens.
Analyze insects found in victims' bodies for clues to their death.
Help players hone their baseball skills by leading drills or giving advice.
Cultivate plants, trees, shrubs, and lawns.
Motivate track stars to work hard and excel at their chosen event.
Observe how wolves behave and live.
Serve as an expert on earthquakes.
Create parks and gardens as a licensed professional.
Motivate and manage your players to work as a team.
Supervise camp activities and develop recreational activities for campers.
Study the wide world of plants.
Dig up ancient relics of past societies.
Teach new climbers about hand-holds and the dangers of loose rocks.
Research animals in the wild or in captivity.
Mold promising high school athletes into a well-oiled collegiate team.
Work to reverse any harm done to the environment.
Beautify spaces by planting greenery and erecting garden structures.
Make the final call about plays, starting line-ups, and team strategy.
Keep athletes healthy and performing at peak level.
Keep the land safe from erosion and other damage.
Entertain crowds at rodeos and circuses with daring horse-back stunts.
Pay the bills with kickflips, ollies, and insane skating tricks.
Discover how small bugs affect the world in big ways.
Develop engineering solutions to ecological problems.
Study how to grow the best grapes for wine.
Travel the country to discover promising new football talent.
Compete in boxing matches all across the country.
Develop techniques for improving crop production.
Create zoo exhibits that mimic the animals' home in the wild.
Teach hockey players to skate, shoot, and work as a team.
Coax your million-dollar horse into a winning position at the races.
Operate on sick trees to remove disease, dead limbs, and sagging branches.