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Foresters

Overview

Foresters protect and manage forest resources, one of our greatest natural assets, through various biological techniques. Using their specialized knowledge of tree biology and ecology, wood science, and manufacturing processes, they manage forests for timber production, protect them from fire and pest damage, harvest mature forests, and re-establish new forests after harvesting. Foresters hold about 8,590 jobs in the United States.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Certification/License

Required

Outlook

About as Fast as the Average
Personality Traits

Enterprising

Organized

Technical

Career Ladder
Supervisor or Research Scientist

Forester

Laboratory Assistant or Forestry Technician

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