Nature and Outdoors

Nature and Outdoors

Have you considered spending your career outdoors or in a work environment that focuses on the natural environment around us? Do you want to work with animals, crops, farms, or trees? TBCC offers several degree options that offer hands on learning from local experts and educators in the field. These degrees can lead to exciting careers in forest biology, silviculture, dendrology, fish and wildlife conservation, research and more!

Each of these degrees will also transfer directly to degree programs at Oregon State University.

Job TitleMinimum EducationMedian Annual Wage
Agricultural technicianAssociate degree$45,410
AgronomistBachelor's degree$69,140
Agricultural loan officerBachelor's degree$79,570
Park rangerAssociate degree and/or bachelor's degree$35,916
ForesterBachelor's degree$65,070
EcologistBachelor's degree$69,140
Riparian/watershed specialistBachelor's degree$35,916
Environmental educatorBachelor's degree$54,280
Recreation TechnicianAssociate degree$27,790
Natural Resources SpecialistBachelor's degree$35,916
Farm ManagerBachelor's degree$88,350
Animal Behavior ConsultantBachelor's degree$76,540
VeterinarianDoctor of Veterinary Medicine$84,000

“I like how the Agricultural Science program embraces the real meaning of being a small college. For example, in my Beef and Dairy industries class, we went out in the field for almost every class; that is how we learned. We went out to dairies and other operations. We were able to ask the farmers and ranchers the questions we really wanted to know. The hands-on part, the interactive experiences is what I liked best.”

To learn how to get started in one of these degree paths, contact a Career Education Advisor or call 503.842.8222 ext. 1100