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Career Details :: Range Managers
Research or study range land management practices to provide sustained production of forage, livestock, and wildlife.
Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
A bachelor's degree is the minimum formal education required for these occupations. However, many also require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
- Studies range lands to determine best grazing seasons.
- Develops methods for protecting range from fire and rodent damage.
- Plans and directs construction of range improvements, such as fencing, corrals, stock-watering reservoirs, and soil-erosion control structures.
- Plans and directs maintenance of range improvements.
- Develops methods for controlling poisonous plants in range lands.
- Studies range lands to determine number and kind of livestock that can be most profitably grazed.
- Develops improved practices for range reseeding.
- Studies forage plants and their growth requirements to determine varieties best suited to particular range.
- First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors of Animal Care Workers, Except Livestock
- First-Line Supervisors and Manager/Supervisors of Landscaping Workers
- Fish Hatchery Managers
- Management Analysts
- Nursery and Greenhouse Managers
- Park Naturalists
- Soil Conservationists
General Work Activities
- Getting Information Needed to Do the Job
- Making Decisions and Solving Problems
- Analyzing Data or Information
- Estimating Needed Characteristics
- Processing Information
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Identification of Key Causes
- Implementation Planning
- Idea Evaluation
- Information Gathering
Frequent Work Context
- Responsibility for Outcomes and Results
- Objective or Subjective Information
- Job-Required Social Interaction
- Consequence of Error
- Coordinate or Lead Others