Forest and Conservation Technicians
What Forest and conservation technicians Do
Provide technical assistance regarding the conservation of soil, water, forests, or related natural resources. May compile data pertaining to size, content, condition, and other characteristics of forest tracts, under the direction of foresters; or train and lead forest workers in forest propagation, fire prevention and suppression. May assist conservation scientists in managing, improving, and protecting rangelands and wildlife habitats. Excludes Conservation Scientists and Foresters.
Forest and conservation technician Salaries
- 2014 employment: 32,600
- May 2015 median annual wage: $35,430
Job Outlook for Forest and conservation technicians
Projected employment change, 2014–24:
- Number of new jobs: -1,900
- Growth rate: -6 percent (Decline)
How to Become a Forest and conservation technician
Education and training:
- Typical entry-level education: Associate's degree
- Work experience in a related occupation: None
- Typical on-the-job training: None
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