Fish and Game Warden Careers

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Career Overview

Fish and game wardens are responsible to enforce hunting, fishing, boating, and other laws on public and federal lands. They are responsible to patrol areas where hunting, fishing, and outdoor activities take place. They also manage search and rescue operations on a local level when needed. They investigate accidents and complaints. When criminal activities take place in areas where they enforce laws, they aid in prosecution and trials.

Education Requirements

High School Diploma, Associates or Bachelor’s Degree

Fish and game wardens must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma. Competition is quite fierce for these jobs. It is becoming more common for states to require fish and game wardens to have at least 2 years of college study and a Bachelor’s degree. Most fish and game wardens attend a training academy lasting between 3 to 12 months after they are hired.
Careers for fish and game wardens

Top School’s for Fish and Game Wardens:

Liberty University
Ashford University
University of Phoenix
Walden University
Virginia University

Career Trends

Average Salary for fish and game wardens in 2008: $48,930
Jobs in 2008 for fish and game wardens: 8,300
Projected jobs for fish and game wardens through 2018: 9,000

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Security Guards and Gaming Surveillance Officers

Article Reference: Bureau of Labor Statistics

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