Land Acquisition Professionals

Land acquisition professionals assist in efforts of nonprofit land trusts to preserve land and water from development, subdivision, overly heavy recreational or agricultural use, or other human disruption by handling the land transaction—buying the land outright, acquiring development rights to it, obtaining easements, getting landowners to donate the land, or similar actions.

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Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Duties Help preserve land and water resources from development
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $100,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Best Geographical Location(s) Opportunities are available throughout the country
Minimum Education Level
  • Bachelor's Degree
School Subjects
  • Business
  • Earth Science
  • Mathematics
Experience Internship; volunteer experience
Personality Traits
  • Enterprising
  • Outgoing
  • Problem-Solving
  • Business Management
  • Interpersonal
  • Leadership
Certification or Licensing None
Special Requirements None
Employment Prospects Fair
Advancement Prospects Fair
Outlook About as Fast as the Average
Career Ladder
  • Consultant or Nonprofit Executive
  • Project Manager
  • Land Acquisition Professional
  • Intern

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