|Quick Facts: Forest and Conservation Workers|
|2010 Median Pay||
$23,900 per year
$11.49 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||High school diploma or equivalent|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|On-the-job Training||Moderate-term on-the-job training|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||13,700|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||1% (Little or no change)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||100|
Forest and conservation workers measure and improve the quality of forests. Under the supervision of foresters and forest and conservation technicians, they help to develop, maintain, and protect forests.
Forest and conversation workers typically work outdoors, sometimes in remote locations and in all types of weather. Workers use proper safety measures and equipment, such as hardhats, protective eyewear, and safety clothing.
Forest and conservation workers typically need a high school diploma. Most workers get on-the-job training.
The median annual wage of forest and conservation workers was $23,900 in May 2010.
Employment of forest and conservation workers is expected to experience little or no change, growing 1 percent from 2010 to 2020. Heightened demand for American timber and wood pellets will help increase overall job prospects, as will efforts to preserve existing parks and forests.
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