Forest and Conservation Technicians


Compile data pertaining to size, content, condition, and other characteristics of forest tracts, under direction of foresters; train and lead forest workers in forest propagation, fire prevention and suppression. May assist conservation scientists in managing, improving, and protecting rangelands and wildlife habitats, and help provide technical assistance regarding the conservation of soil, water, and related natural resources.


2002 - 2003 Wages
by MSA and Workforce Investment Areas

Area Employment**
Total
Hourly Wage Annual
Mean Entry Experienced Mean Entry Experienced
Missouri 190 14.61 10.25 16.79 30,400 21,330 34,930
Central Region* 60 14.74 10.38 16.92 30,654 21,581 35,191
Northeast Region* 20 14.59 10.41 16.67 30,339 21,663 34,677
Northwest Region* 30 14.65 9.56 17.19 30,467 19,876 35,763
South Central Region* 40 15.80 11.05 18.18 32,873 22,985 37,817
West Central Region* 20 12.67 9.56 14.22 26,350 19,876 29,586

Long-term Employment Projections

Area Employment ** Change 2000-2010 Annual
Avg Openings
Long-term
Outlook
2000 Estimated 2010 Projected Number Percent
Missouri 180 170 -10 -5.56 6 Caution
Central Region* 50 50 .00 2 Caution
Northeast Region* 30 30 .00 1 Caution
Northwest Region* 20 20 .00 1 Caution
South Central Region* 40 40 .00 1 Caution

* - Workforce Investment Areas
** - Why are the employment levels different for the same occupation?



This profession generally requires Associate degree in one of the following
Natural Resources/Conservation, General
Water, Wetlands, and Marine Resources Management (NEW)
Land Use Planning and Management/Development (NEW)
Natural Resources Management and Policy, Other
Forestry, General
Forest Sciences and Biology
Forest Management/Forest Resources Management
Urban Forestry (NEW)
Forest Resources Production and Management (NEW)
Forest Technology/Technician (NEW)
Forestry, Other
Natural Resources and Conservation, Other