Careers in Forestry

forestry students working in college woods

The undergraduate program in Forestry is designed to prepare students for a variety of careers by focusing on sustainable management of forests for biodiversity, productivity, and health, based on a multidisciplinary approach. The program provides a sound professional preparation, a broad general education, and the flexibility to cultivate special abilities and interests, leading to a degree accredited by the Society of American Foresters.

Alumni Career Success

Department Of Labor, BLS Career Data: Foresters

Society of American Foresters Career Center

Employment Areas Job Title Examples
  • Forest and Conservation Management
  • Consulting
  • Urban Forestry
  • Forest Policy Advocacy
  • Educational Institutions
  • Federal and State Agencies
  • Forestry Technician
  • Forestry Equipment Technician
  • Forester
  • Forest Protection Officer
  • GIS Specialist
  • Consultant
  • Land Surveyor

*The representation is sourced from the federal government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). The website links are provided as a guide and do not represent a complete picture of a chosen career field or geographic area. To garner a thorough understanding of an industry of choice, researching multiple sources and speaking with professionals in the field is recommended.

Median salary data provided by the Bureau of Labor Statistics is the median for all employed in the field and not entry-level salary.