Outdoor Education Coordinator

WHAT IT TAKES:A bachelor's degree in environmental studies, education, or a related field and experience with children

TOP SCHOOLS: Middlebury College, UCLA, University of Colorado, University of Oregon, University of Washington, Vanderbilt University

STARTING PAY: $25,000 to $30,000 at nonprofits. Many farms and camps offer modest stipends and provide room and board. Park agencies offer opportunities to advance to higher-paying naturalist positions.

WHO'D BE INTO IT: Energetic and patient outdoor buffs who want to spread their love for the environment to young people

HOT SPOTS:Communities with a lot of young families and access to the outdoors

INTERNSHIP OR SUMMER JOB: Summer camps or farms with children's activities almost always have opportunities for college students and recent graduates.