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7 Aspirational Outdoor Jobs

Working in the great outdoors is (mostly) a dream come true. Here are seven wilderness-driven careers that'll make any cubicle-dweller green with envy. Text by Shey Kiester.


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Wildlife Biologist
Whether you're studying black bears, bighorn sheep, or borer beetles, you'll get to spend plenty of time in the field and (hopefully) travel to some of the most interesting places on earth.  The hours are long and the pay can be meager (median salary is less than $50k per year), but for many, the pursuit of scientific knowledge is a labor of love.  
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