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)

  Employment Average annual openings
  2016 estimate2026 projectionPercent change Labor force exitsOccupation transfersTotal
Alaska 412405 -1.716 3045
United States 33,20034,500 3.81,400 2,5004,030

Job outlook

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


Wage data is not available.

Labor Force Indicators

2016 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
24850 20.221.0 16.4
2016 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation47
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation8
UI claimants previously working in occupation92
2016 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 121
Number of job position postings 8
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 15.1

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

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