Fast Growing
Growing
Steady Growth
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Occupation Description

Foresters administer open and private forested grounds for monetary, recreational, and protection purposes. They can also inventory the type, amount, and area of timber, evaluate the timber's worth, arrange the purchase, and draw up contracts for acquirement. Might verify how to moderate wildlife areas, creek beds, water quality, and soil strength, and how best to follow environmental regulations. In addition, they often devise plans for planting and developing new trees, monitor trees for solid development, and verify optimal reaping timetables.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

9470

Job Openings By 2020

1900

Growth Rate

4.7%

Required Education

Bachelor's degree
Specific Programs:

Required Work Experience

None

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth