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.

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

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