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Environmental Lobbyists

Overview

Lobbyists are people who strive to influence legislation on behalf of a special-interest group or a client. Like other lobbyists, environmental lobbyists strive to influence state or federal legislation in order to achieve a goal or to benefit a special-interest group. Environmental lobbyists, however, deal specifically with environmental issues. They urge legislators and other government officials to support measures that will protect endangered species, limit the exploitation of natural resources, and impose stricter anti-pollution regulations, among other goals. Lobbyists may also be known as government affairs representatives, government relations managers, and legislative associates.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $100,000+

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

None

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Creative

Enterprising

Outgoing

Career Ladder
Government Relations Director at an Environmental Association

Environmental Lobbyist

Legislative Staffer or Government Relations Coordinator

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