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According to the U.S. Department of Labor, employment of foresters is expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2018. Due to the development of lands previously unused and changing weather conditions contributing to devastating and expensive fires, the prevention and mitigation of wildfires has become a primary concern for government agencies managing forests. Increases in government funding to manage forests and minimize fire risks will lead to more employment opportunities for foresters. Opportunities will also be good for those with experience in urban forestry as city revitalization initiatives increase. A large number of foresters are expected to retire or leave the government for other reasons, resulting in some job openings.
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