Forest and Conservation Workers

3.4/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $14.69 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 40% (Start worrying)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Manual Dexterity
Finger Dexterity
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

How likely do you think this occupation will be taken over by robots/AI within the next 20 years?

How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Forest and Conservation Workers' job openings is expected to decline by -3.4% by 2031
'Forest and Conservation Workers' is expected to be a very slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

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

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Forest and Conservation Workers' was $30,550, or $14.69 hourly
'Forest and Conservation Workers' are paid 33.2% lower than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as forest and conservation workers?

As of 2021 there were 6,300 people employed as Forest and Conservation Workers within the United States.
This represents around 0.004% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 22 thousand people are employed as Forest and Conservation Workers.

Job description

Under supervision, perform manual labor necessary to develop, maintain, or protect areas such as forests, forested areas, woodlands, wetlands, and rangelands through such activities as raising and transporting seedlings; combating insects, pests, and diseases harmful to plant life; and building structures to control water, erosion, and leaching of soil. Includes forester aides, seedling pullers, tree planters, and gatherers of nontimber forestry products such as pine straw.

SOC Code: 45-4011.00


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vaskoav (No chance) says
Constant change of the environment variables is the main reason. More and more workloads get automated daily (fortunately), but 20 years is not enough, by far. There's simply not enough time to program all needed algorithms, not even close. This is especially applicable in less developed countries.
Feb 02, 2020 at 02:39 AM

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