Nancy H’s answer has good advice. Most wildlife biology degrees require a degree, so you can start by preparing yourself for college. Look at the degrees offered by your state college - if they offer a wildlife or conservation degree, pay attention to what courses they require students to take - then try to take similar classes in high school (like bioolgy!). But wildlife jobs also require field skills - being outdoors, camping, using power equipment like chain saws and tractors - try to get experience there too. And there are wildlife technician jobs that don’t require a college degree, but they will require those field skills. Look up your local game warden or a local conservation biologist - see if you can volunteer for them.
John recommends the following next steps:
- Look at your local state college, see if they offer a conservation degree and what courses they offer. That will give you an idea of what skills are needed.
- Look up you local game warden or conservation biologist (state or US Fish and Wildlife Service) - see if they need a volunteer.