Submitted by Hong Guo
The environment may seem like a boring topic to read about, write about, or even think about. Students have enough pressure thinking about GPA, SAT, grades, and what college they want to get into. But before you choose which APs and SAT 2s you take, you should probably find out what your college wants and what your field requires you do to. So therefore, the first thing you need to do is to figure out what you want to do.
Caring for the environment may seem like a hassle to students because why should we care? People are reluctant to write for this column; it’s a struggle to find information and find information that is intriguing. Students say that, “we aren’t solving global warming by throwing a water bottle in the recycling bin. And most importantly, this isn’t helping us get into college. This knowledge doesn’t apply to us. We don’t have time for this. We still need to find a career and a college and study for our AP classes.”
But did you know that there are many careers that are built upon the principles of the environment? There’s agriculture management and jobs such as being a research scientist, archaeologist, botanist, college professor, school teacher, zoologist, geologist, laboratory technician, paleontologist, play physiologist, soil scientist, environmental scientist, technical writer, chemical engineer, political scientist, oceanographer, microbiologist, lobbyist, environmental consultant, environmental lawyer, parasitologist, mange manager, museum curator, park ranger, entomologist, forest pathologist— and these are just to name a very few.
Learning and caring for the environment will make you closer with nature and will help you find a balance in your life. This is exactly what students need, but are, sadly, lacking. Connecting with your environment is a way to relieve stress but also help you get to where you need to go.
If you’re passionate about the environment, go for one of these careers! If you’re struggling to find a career for you, this is a great place to look!