A forester is a professional in charge of caring for, planting and managing trees or forests. They are involved in a range of activities including restoration, conservation, timber harvest, and managing protected wooded areas.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
The majority of Forester roles require bachelor’s degree in forest management, natural resources, fisheries, wildlife, and conservation or a related field.
To pursue a career as a Forester:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, biology, horticulture, mathematics, natural resources, and computer courses.
Where can I work?
Foresters work for timber companies as well as state parks and government agencies. Some are self-employed.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The future outlook for a forester will be good over the next five years.
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