Employment of foresters is expected to grow by 8 percent through 2024, according to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), or about as fast as the average for all careers. Most employment growth for foresters will occur for those who work in state- and local-owned forests, particularly in the western United States. 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 federal government funding to manage forests and minimize fire risks will lead to more employment opportunities for foresters.┬áDemand will also grow for foresters to help restore lands affected by fires, particularly in the western and southwestern states, where fires are most common.  

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