Forest and Conservation Technicians

3.4/10 job score
risk level
by 2030
or $18.72 hourly
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 50% (Start worrying)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Manual Dexterity
Social Perceptiveness
Assisting and Caring for Others
Finger Dexterity
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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Forest and Conservation Technicians' job openings is expected to rise 0.7% by 2030
'Forest and Conservation Technicians' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2020 and 2030.
Updated projections are due Sep 2022.

What are the median wages for 'Forest and Conservation Technicians' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Forest and Conservation Technicians' was $38,940, or $18.72 hourly
'Forest and Conservation Technicians' are paid 7.2% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $41,950
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed in this occupation?

As of 2020 there were 30,150 people employed as Forest and Conservation Technicians.
This represents around 0.02% of the employed workforce across the United States.


5/13/2019: Amazon starts to roll out machines that can box products 4-5 faster than workers

Job description

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 and fire prevention and suppression. May assist conservation scientists in managing, improving, and protecting rangelands and wildlife habitats.

SOC Code: 19-4071.00

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