Ecology is a broad field. You can focus on animals, plants, soils, and even microbial ecology at the microscopic level. Ecology covers all aspects of natural environments. The US government hires ecologists. Go to USAjobs and see if you can find a job description. That will give you an idea of what the job requires. You can also google "ecology jobs" and read all the different job descriptions that come up. That should give you a good idea of career directions.