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SOC: 45-4011 Forest and Conservation Workers
Under supervision, perform manual labor necessary to develop, maintain, or protect forest, forested areas, and woodlands through such activities as raising and transporting tree seedlings; combating insects, pests, and diseases harmful to trees; and building erosion and water control structures and leaching of forest soil. Include forester aides, seedling pullers, and tree planters.
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Education: Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
OJT: Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Tasks: Check equipment to ensure that it is operating properly. Confer with other workers to discuss issues such as safety, cutting heights, or work needs. Fight forest fires or perform prescribed burning tasks under the direction of fire suppression officers or forestry technicians. Perform fire protection or suppression duties, such as constructing fire breaks or disposing of brush.
License: License not required.
Outlook: Satisfactory
Alabama Employment Outlook
Alabama Wage Data
Hourly Wage   Annual Wage
Entry $11.54   Entry $23,995.00
Mean $22.98   Mean $47,805.00
Experience $28.71 Experience $59,710.00

The data is based on the May 2016 Occupation Employment Survey employment and wage estimate file. The wages have been aged using the most current ECI factors reflecting wages as of June 2017.

Alabama Projections
Estimated Employment 2014Projected Employment 2024Annual Average OpeningsAnnual Growth Rate
2302305 
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