Forest ecosystems have come to be seen as the most important component of the biosphere, and forestry has emerged as a vital applied science, craft, and technology. Forestry is a specialized field of study with unique career opportunities, like conservationist, agricultural worker, fisher, and park ranger. A Forestry degree covers a range of conservation, resource management, urban forestry, and manufacturing subject areas.
The career trajectory of people with a Forestry degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Forestry degrees have experience in is Forester, followed by Wildlife Rehabilitator, Environmental Restoration Planner, Forest and Conservation Worker, Occupational Health Specialist, Park Naturalist, Firefighter, Geographer, Sustainability Officer, and Investment Banker.
|Career||% of graduates||% of population||Multiple|
|Environmental Restoration Planner||1.8%||0.0%||340.6×|
|Forest and Conservation Worker||2.9%||0.0%||113.0×|
|Occupational Health Specialist||1.9%||0.0%||75.6×|
Forestry graduates earn on average $35k, putting them in the 40th percentile of earners with a degree.
|Percentile||Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)|
|25th (bottom earners)||$29k|
|Median (average earners)||$35k|
|75th (top earners)||$48k|
Forestry graduates are moderately employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.
|Employment Type||Proportion of graduates|
|Jobs that don't require college||61%|