Soil science offers opportunities in diverse careers such as environmental consultants, ecologists, foresters, land planners, organic farm managers, environmental farm planners, laboratory technicians, conservation officers, and educators.
Soil scientists are employed around the world in a variety of companies, institutions, and agencies. Professional opportunities are plentiful in all levels of government, private consulting, non-profit organizations, and educational institutions. Here are some examples, including links to more detailed descriptions via Human Resources and Skills Development Canada:”
To see related Career Options and Salary Information in the USA, please visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Relevant examples can be found under several occupations such as “Agricultural & Food Scientists”, “Conservation Scientists & Foresters”, “Environmental Scientists”.
Click on the links below for more information about different employers of soil scientists.
- Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (www.agr.gc.ca/)
- Canadian Forest Service (cfs.nrcan.gc.ca/?lang=en)
- Natural Resources Canada (www.nrcan.gc.ca/home)
- BC Ministry of Environment (www.gov.bc.ca/env/)
- BC Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resource Operations (www.for.gov.bc.ca/mof/branches.htm)
- BC Ministry of Agriculture (www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/governments/organizational-structure/ministries-organizations/ministries/agriculture)
- Golder Associates (www.golder.com)
- SYLVIS (www.sylvis.com/)
- Pottinger Gaherty Environmental Consultants (www.pggroup.com/)
- Delta Farmland & Wildlife Trust (www.deltafarmland.ca/)
- Forum for Research and Extension in Natural Resources (Info about FORREX