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Soil Conservationists and Technicians
The U.S. Department of Labor predicts employment for conservation scientists (a category including soil conservationists) and technicians to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through 2018. The need for government involvement in protecting natural resources should remain strong. More opportunities may be available with state and local government agencies, which are aware of needs in their areas. The vast majority of America's cropland has suffered from some sort of erosion, and only continued efforts by soil conservation professionals can prevent a dangerous depletion of our most valuable resource: fertile soil.