Forest and Conservation Technicians

risk level
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-2.0 %
by year 2032
or $19.96 per hour
as of 2022

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Automation risk

25% (Low Risk)

Low Risk (21-40%): Jobs in this level have a limited risk of automation, as they demand a mix of technical and human-centric skills.

More information on what this score is, and how it is calculated is available here.

Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Manual Dexterity

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Finger Dexterity

  • Originality

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Forest and Conservation Technicians will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


Very slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Forest and Conservation Technicians' job openings is expected to decline 2.0% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


Low paid relative to other professions

In 2022, the median annual wage for 'Forest and Conservation Technicians' was $41,520, or $19 per hour

'Forest and Conservation Technicians' were paid 10.3% lower than the national median wage, which stood at $46,310

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2022 there were 29,120 people employed as 'Forest and Conservation Technicians' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% of the employed workforce across the country

Put another way, around 1 in 5 thousand people are employed as 'Forest and Conservation Technicians'.

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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Miguel Angel (Moderate) says
Due to the lack of specialized workforce, conventional work methods will be abandoned and replaced by machinery and AI. There is no replacement and it involves very arduous tasks. This is happening in Western societies.
Jun 29, 2023 at 11:42 AM

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