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Wood Science and Technology Workers


Wood scientists and technologists experiment to find the most efficient ways of converting forest resources into useful products for consumers. Toward this end, they explore the physical, biological, and chemical properties of wood and the methods used in growing, processing, and using it. Wood science is conducted for both academic and industrial research and is carried out both in labs and on forest grounds.

Salary Range

$25,000 to $100,000

Minimum Education Level

Bachelor's Degree




Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Hands On



Career Ladder
Head of Research Operations or Sales Manager

Wood Scientist or Wood Products Engineer

Wood Technologist

Wood Products Technician

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