For people who like to look at the “big picture” when solving problems, becoming an ecologist could provide a chance to develop that skill. Careers in ecology involve the scientific study of the interactions of organisms with each other and their environment often with a specific focus on processes that control how abundant specific organisms are and how they are distributed. Ecologists focus on the connections between living organisms and how those connections are influenced by the environment so much of the work that ecologists do take them out in the field.