There are currently an estimated 14,300 forest and conservation workers in the United States. The forest and conservation worker job market is expected to shrink by -2.1% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are forest and conservation workers?

CareerExplorer rates forest and conservation workers with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 10,800 forest and conservation workers. That number is based on the retirement of 11,100 existing forest and conservation workers.

What’s the supply of forest and conservation workers?

The forest and conservation worker industry is concentrated in California, South Dakota, Washington

Forest and Conservation Worker job market by state

State Name Employed Forest and Conservation Workers
California 1,780
South Dakota 610
Washington 460
Tennessee 320
Wisconsin 230
New Jersey 220
South Carolina 210
Louisiana 200
Texas 200
Iowa 160
Oregon 160
Pennsylvania 160
New York 140
Indiana 130
Illinois 120
Maryland 110
Massachusetts 100
Utah 90
Kansas 60
Montana 60
North Dakota 50
Michigan 50
District of Columbia 50
Arizona 40