|Quick Facts: Forest and Conservation Workers|
|2012 Median Pay||
$24,340 per year
$11.70 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, 2012||10,500|
|Job Outlook, 2012-22||4% (Slower than average)|
|Employment Change, 2012-22||500|
Forest and conservation workers measure and improve the quality of forests. Under the supervision of foresters and forest and conservation technicians, they develop, maintain, and protect forests.
Forest and conversation workers typically work for state and local governments or on privately owned forest lands. Those employed by forest management services may work for the federal government on a contract basis.
Forest and conservation workers typically need a high school diploma before they begin working. Most workers get on-the-job training.
The median annual wage for forest and conservation workers was $24,340 in May 2012.
Employment of forest and conservation workers is projected to grow 4 percent from 2012 to 2022, slower than the average for all occupations.
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