Do you have a love of geography and maps in particular? A career in Cartography will give you an opportunity to work in the field you enjoy. The job of a Cartographer is to collect, analyse, and interpret geographic information provided by geodetic surveys, aerial photographs, and satellite data.
Environmental Engineering is the use of science and engineering principles to improve the environment and work to find solutions to provide healthy, clean water, air, and land for all living things (humans, animals and organisms) … and to deal with already polluted sites.
A Field Guide talks and works with guests. They are responsible for providing guided tours, in the parks or game reserves – on foot or in 4×4 vehicles.
On many reserves, the Field Guide assists the Game Ranger.
A Geographer studies spaces and locations around the world. They may study physical geography (study of the earth’s surface and natural phenomena) or human geography (study of the relationship of people and places).
A Geologist is passionate about the structure, physical characteristics and composition of the earth. Their studies are used in: mineral exploration (mining), civil engineering, environmental protection and earth rehabilitation programmes (after mining etc).
A Geophysical Technician uses a combination of physics, geology and mathematics to study the earth. They use high-tech equipment to collect their data. Geophysical Technicians usually work closely with engineers and scientists.
A Geophysicist is a scientist. They study the physical characteristics of the earth. If you’re interested in geography and science and would like to work mostly outdoors, this may be the career you’re looking for.
To become a Marine Biologist one needs to have a love of the sea and for marine life. A Marine Biologist studies, observes, protects or manages ocean organisms, which range from microscopic life forms to large whales.
Weather happens every day and in every corner of the world. So, if you have an interest in weather and its patterns – Meteorology is the career path for you! Meteorologists forecast the weather. This includes studying all aspects of the weather eg expected minimum and maximum temperatures, rainfall, winds, and any other severe weather warnings.
The life of an Oceanographer requires you to have a lively interest in the sea. Being physically fit has a distinct advantage as an Oceanographer could spend some time in the field, or at sea, working under physically challenging conditions.
Park Rangers teach people to respect nature. They are employed by the government (national parks) or private game farms. Park Rangers work throughout the country protecting the natural environment for future generations. They enforce park rules and regulations, prevent forest fires and see that visitors behave right.
The primary function of a weather observer is to observe weather conditions every day at scheduled times, compile the information into meteorological messages according to international codes and transmit it to different centres.
Creating ‘green’ energy is a very important for Wind Energy Developers. They are responsible for developing, managing and directing internal and external wind resources to develop green wind farm projects.