Careers in Forestry are Growing


You can find employees of the forest sector everywhere. From wading in streams deep in the forests to high tech laboratories; forestry jobs need a wide range of people with different interests and skills. Today’s dynamic and innovative forest sector is always changing to include scientific discoveries and new technologies to increase environmental benefits and create competitive products the marketplace.



Photos used with permission of Big Creek and The California Redwood Companies

As the forestry sector grows, so does the need for trained professionals to fill positions in an array of fields to ensure our forestlands stay healthy and productive. Whether your interest is in math, business, engineering, environmental science, biology or education, there is a position in forestry for you. Some of the careers you can choose from are:

  • Foresters and forest technicians / technologists
  • Forestland-use planners
  • Natural resource policy analysts
  • GIS and geomatics specialists
  • Academics and researchers
  • Forest fire fighters
  • Urban foresters and arborists
  • Business analysts
  • Technical engineers
  • Biologists
  • Ecologists
  • Road surveyors
  • Silviculture workers/ surveyors
  • Marketing specialists