Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists

AUTOMATION RISK
CALCULATED
17%
risk level
POLLING
23%
Based on 11 votes
LABOR DEMAND
GROWTH
19.4%
by year 2032
WAGES
$54,080
or $26.00 per hour
Volume
2,270
as of 2023
SUMMARY
JOB SCORE
7.0/10

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Automation risk

17% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

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:

  • Assisting and Caring for Others

  • Originality

  • Persuasion

  • Social Perceptiveness

User poll

23% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 17% chance of automation.

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Growth

Very fast growth relative to other professions

The number of 'Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists' job openings is expected to rise 19.4% 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.

Wages

Moderately paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists' was $54,080, or $25 per hour

'Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists' were paid 12.5% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

Volume

Significantly lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 2,270 people employed as 'Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists' within the United States.

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

Put another way, around 1 in 66 thousand people are employed as 'Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists'.

Job description

Enforce fire regulations, inspect forest for fire hazards, and recommend forest fire prevention or control measures. May report forest fires and weather conditions.

SOC Code: 33-2022.00

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