Foresters

7.3/10 job score
AUTOMATION RISK
3%
risk level
POLLING
GROWTH
10%
by 2030
WAGES
$63,980
or $30.76 hourly
VOLUME
9,360
as of 2020

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 3% (Totally Safe)

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Qualities required for this occupation:
Originality
Social Perceptiveness
Negotiation
Persuasion
Key
very important
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What do you think the risk of automation is?

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Foresters' job openings is expected to rise 10% by 2030
'Foresters' is expected to be a fast 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 'Foresters' in the United States?

In 2020 the median annual wage for 'Foresters' was $63,980, or $30.76 hourly
'Foresters' are paid 52.5% higher 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 9,360 people employed as Foresters.
This represents around 0.01% of the employed workforce across the United States.

Job description

Manage public and private forested lands for economic, recreational, and conservation purposes. May inventory the type, amount, and location of standing timber, appraise the timber's worth, negotiate the purchase, and draw up contracts for procurement. May determine how to conserve wildlife habitats, creek beds, water quality, and soil stability, and how best to comply with environmental regulations. May devise plans for planting and growing new trees, monitor trees for healthy growth, and determine optimal harvesting schedules.

SOC Code: 19-1032.00

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