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Park Rangers

Park Ranger—Career Q&A: Professional Advice and Insight

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Park rangers have a diverse set of duties, which include law enforcement, education and interpretation, emergency response, maintenance, and administration. They help care for and maintain national, state, county and city parks. The profession of park ranger often involves the specialization of a discipline. Thousands of park rangers are employed by the National Park Service, other federal agencies, or for state, county, and city agencies in charge of their respective parks.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




Little Change or More Slowly than the Average
Personality Traits




Career Ladder
Chief Ranger or District Ranger

Lead Park Ranger or Park Manager

Park Ranger

Park Technician

Seasonal Park Technician

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