Forest and conservation workers measure and improve the quality of forests.Work Environment
Forest and conservation workers typically work for state and local governments or on privately owned forest lands or nurseries. Governments also employ forest and conservation workers on a contract basis.How to Become a Forest and Conservation Worker
Forest and conservation workers typically need a high school diploma before they begin working. Most workers receive training on the job.Pay
The median annual wage for forest and conservation workers was $30,640 in May 2020.Job Outlook
Employment of forest and conservation workers is projected to decline 8 percent from 2020 to 2030.
Despite declining employment, about 1,800 openings for forest and conservation workers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. All of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to other occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.State & Area Data
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