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Jennifer DeJoy
May 22, 2023

Nontraditional careers are careers that are predominantly and traditionally filled by one gender. Most careers in forestry are nontraditional occupations for women and gender-expansive people.

There are many different kinds of careers and jobs in forestry. Some examples include: saw mill operator, forester, equipment operator, business owner, conservation worker and more.

photo of woman talking about forestry career

Wondering if a career in Forestry might be for you? Here are some questions you might ask yourself:

  • Are you interested in protecting environmental resources?
  • Do you like to be outside enjoying what nature has to offer?
  • Do you have interest in technology and using it as part of your job?
  • Are you willing to work with other people to plan and solve problems as a part of a team?

Want to know more about what a career in forestry pays or what training is available? Visit https://www.onetonline.org/ to find information about wages, training, job growth and more!