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Forestry


Forestry is the art, science, and practice of studying and managing forests and plantations, and related natural resources. Silviculture, a related science, involves the growing and tending of trees and forests. Modern forestry generally concerns itself with: assisting forests to provide timber as raw material for wood products; wildlife habitat; natural water quality regulation; recreation; landscape and community protection; employment; aesthetically appealing landscapes; biodiversity management; watershed management; and a 'sink' for atmospheric carbon dioxide. A practitioner of forestry is known as a forester.

Forest ecosystems have come to be seen as one of the most important components of the biosphere, and forestry has emerged as a vital field of science, applied art, and technology.

Careers

Environmental Engineers
Wage: $80,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 25.4%
Self Employed: 2.7%
Unemployment Rate: 1.5%
Employed Part Time: 3.0%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Logging Workers
Wage: $37,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -5.9%
Self Employed: 23.5%
Unemployment Rate: 6.0%
Employed Part Time: 4.7%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Logging Equipment Operators
Wage: $34,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -1.3%
Self Employed: 28.0%
Unemployment Rate: 6.0%
Employed Part Time: 4.7%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Log Graders and Scalers
Wage: $34,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -5.3%
Self Employed: 31.6%
Unemployment Rate: 6.0%
Employed Part Time: 4.7%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Fallers
Wage: $33,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -7.4%
Self Employed: 30.6%
Unemployment Rate: 6.0%
Employed Part Time: 4.7%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Hunters and Trappers
Wage: $30,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -19.0%
Self Employed: 0.0%
Unemployment Rate: 17.1%
Employed Part Time: 22.2%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Forest and Conservation Workers
Wage: $24,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 5.5%
Self Employed: 13.9%
Unemployment Rate: 11.9%
Employed Part Time: 16.8%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training