Forest Management careers are quite diverse and provide opportunities to engage it`s aspirants in both hands-on and theoretical work after the course completion.
According to individual interested from working outside to survey land or propagate forests, using computer mapping programs to monitor forested areas, helping companies make sure they are compliant with environmental regulations, micro financing small scale forest based sectors, fighting and preventing forest fires or advocating for conservation-focused legislation, students can follow forestry career paths that align with their skills and needs.
Prospective forest management students add on to their skill value through internships, volunteer opportunities and professional organizations to help them along the way.
The courses at IIFM Bhopal are offered in the area of natural resource management and conservation.
The career options can be:
- Microfinance Banker
- Manager executive at climate change and sustainability sector
- Research work followed by Global Level Policy Making Consultantation
- Leading rural companies
- Agro based marketing companies
- Trading companies as well as micro finance companies
- NGO engaged in conservation campaigns
- Jobs in large Plantation or National Parks across the globe
- State Forest Department
- Livelihood missions: NRLM (National Rural Livelihood Mission) , and other state rural livelihood missions
- The public sector jobs includes work in zoological parks, wildlife ranges, corporate having their own plantations for timbering, wildlife research institutes, Indian Council of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) and its affiliated institutes, wildlife department, forest department, national parks & sanctuaries, forest nurseries.
- Field Investigator
- Sales/Business Development Officer
- Teacher or Lecturer
- Auditor – Forestry
- Food Companies
- Land Management Agencies
- Plant Health Inspection Services
- Plant Resources Laboratories
- Chemical Industry
Looking at the diversity of career options in the field of Forest Management one must not get carried away by the term `forestry` as it is just the tip of the iceberg and opens a world to several sustainable opportunities.