Forest and Conservation Technicians (19-4093)

Occupation description:  Provide technical assistance regarding the conservation of soil, water, forests, or related natural resources. May compile data pertaining to size, content, condition, and other characteristics of forest tracts, under the direction of foresters; or 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. Excludes Conservation Scientists (19-1031) and Foresters (19-1032).

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Employment and Job Openings   (click here for the 10-year forecast)

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 408417 2.21 1718
United States 32,60030,800 -5.70 1,3701,370

Job outlook

  • Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is low with high employment opportunities. Read more.

2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 18.5712.3813.89 17.1022.4626.69
Alaska 21.7015.2117.01 19.9225.2230.27
Anchorage/Mat-Su Area 20.4015.7117.01 19.1022.9326.57
Southeast Region 22.3315.2017.00 20.4726.3333.50
Balance of State 19.7515.2117.00 18.4923.1826.14

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
25340 15.819.8 16.2
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation44
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation13
UI claimants previously working in occupation108
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 128
Number of job position postings 12
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 10.7

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Associate's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: None