By Paul R. Greenland, Annamarie L. Sheldon
Conservation and environmental jobs account for among 1 and three percentage of overall U.S. employment, and academic innovations for this box have grown considerably in recent times. in line with U.S. information & global file, there at the moment are a few 515 faculties that provide levels in average assets and conservation fields, 266 that supply environmental sciences courses, and 241 that provide environmental reviews courses. occupation possibilities in Conservation and the surroundings gains greater than 70 profiles of careers in those flourishing components. slicing throughout a number of vast industries-such as agriculture, schooling, engineering, legislation, and science--jobs in conservation and the surroundings are available in such various settings as nonprofits, executive organizations, academic associations, hospitals, utilities, and different private and non-private companies.
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The International Ecotourism Club Web site includes a searchable database of colleges and universities throughout the world that offer specific degrees in ecotourism. This Web site also contains information about internship opportunities for students. Whether in high school or college, students interested in becoming Tour Guides can benefit from taking classes in geography, history, art, culture, and literature. Language and public speaking courses are also extremely valuable. Business courses are helpful for individuals who plan to open their own tour companies.
Com. 4. html. 20 Career Opportunities in conservation and the environment TOUR GUIDE CAREER PROFILE Duties: Planning, organizing, and leading individual and group tours of art galleries, historical buildings, monuments, national parks, zoos, and other sites, as well as cruises, expeditions, and other types of travel; detailing points of interest, answering questions, explaining tour rules and regulations, and monitoring group progress to ensure the safety of all tour participants; distributing name tags, headsets, safety devices, and other materials or equipment relevant to the tour Alternate Title(s): Travel Planner; Tour Manager; Tour Director; Tour Escort CAREER LADDER Tour Company Manager/Owner Full-Time Tour Guide Part-Time Tour Guide Salary Range: $15,000 to $50,000+ Employment Prospects: Fair Volunteer Tour Guide Advancement Prospects: Limited Prerequisites: Education or Training—High school diploma with specialized vocational training in travel and tourism Experience—Understanding of local culture, art, history, and ecology; familiarity with various tourist attractions and travel destinations; knowledge of local, state, and federal rules and regulations related to areas or sites visited Special Skills and Personality Traits—Ability to plan and organize events; time management; attention to detail; public speaking; problem solving Special Requirements—Basic first aid skills Position Description Tour Guides conduct individual and group tours of all sorts of tourist attractions, monuments, and other destinations, both indoors and outside.
Experience, Special Skills, and Personality Traits Excellent public speaking skills are a requirement for every River Guide. As nearly all river trips involve some form of training or instruction, guides should be able to comfortably and clearly explain and model what it is participants need to do. Guides must also be able to speak the local language, as well as the language of group members. Because the activities included on many river trips can be risky and physically demanding, some level of physical fitness is typically necessary for these jobs.