The Office of Career Services
Library Building, Room 429 & 430
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364
Phone: (718) 631-6297
|Overview:||Park naturalists plan, develop and conduct educational & recreational programs to inform the public about the history & scientific facts about the parks. They describe animals and vegetation, use photographs and show exhibits. They survey park conditions to determine restrictions needed.|
|Duties:||They study and analyze public park sites of interest, trails and hazards in order to map out tours, recreational and educational experiences for tourists and researchers.
Identify and catalogue the different kinds of plants, animals, rock formation, river and stream characteristics for purposes of providing the information to visitors.
Lead and guide tourist and research groups through the significant sites and features in the park. They explain the history and scientific facts.
Prepare educational lectures, photographic exhibits and displays as a means of introducing visitors to the park sites. Mark park trails with signs & symbols to protect both visitors & the park.
|Degree(s):||A.S./B.S. QCC/York Dual/Joint Biotechnology
|Job Outlook:||Employment in this field is projected to grow 5% to 8% percent from 2014 to 2024, which matches the average growth rate for all occupations.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$28,000 to $32,000|
|Education Level:||Typically, a Bachelor’s Degree from a 4-year college (some are 5 years) is required to be considered for this occupation.|
|Additional Training/Education:||A college degree in forestry and natural resource management is the appropriate education for this occupation. Additional studies in environmental management, fish, game and wildlife, ecology and biology are important. An associate or bachelor's degree is needed for entry positions.|
* National data collected by the Department of Labor in 2014 with projections through 2024. For New York green job information please click here.
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.