Coastal erosion is an important issue facing the residents and marine life of coastal areas. As coastal and ocean resources are depleted, this research is taking on a new urgency. For education, an important part of a wildlife conservationist's job is educating the public. This involves teaching people better ways of caring for their environment and the wildlife living there. Raising public awareness and raising funds for research is one of the best ways to ensure that lands and endangered species are protected. As for the job outlook, the The Job Bank USA reports growth for conservation scientists and foresters will be stronger in scientific research and private sector consulting firms through 2012. As a stronger emphasis is placed upon environmental protection, these job opportunities will continue to increase. Hiring of conservationists to prepare environmental impact studies on erosion control and tree harvesting will continue through the year 2012. The salary, As reported by the Job Bank USA, the median salary of conservationists in 2002 was $50,340. Salaries in the wildlife conservation field can range from $30,000 to $70,000 per year. Entering the job field as a forester, soil conservationist or range manager, you
can expect a beginning salary of $23,000 to $29,000 per year.