Forest and Conservation Workers (45-4011)

Occupation description:  Under supervision, perform manual labor necessary to develop, maintain, or protect areas such as forests, forested areas, woodlands, wetlands, and rangelands through such activities as raising and transporting seedlings; combating insects, pests, and diseases harmful to plant life; and building structures to control water, erosion, and leaching of soil. Includes forester aides, seedling pullers, and tree planters.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska 4650 8.70 12
United States 14,00014,600 4.260 330390

Job outlook

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


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 15.009.189.81 12.9518.6023.63

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
13895 68.826.7 22.2
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation10
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation0
UI claimants previously working in occupation13
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 277
Number of job position postings 42
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 6.6

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

Education: High school diploma or equivalent Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training

Training Resources

 Degree
Northern Industrial Training   (Palmer)
Artic Survival: Wilderness & Outdoor Awareness Preparedness
Cold Water Survival
Cold Water Survival & Egress
Helicopter Underwater Egress Training - HUET