Forest Technology

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Total Degrees​
Awarded in 2019
383
growing 22.4%
Median In-State​
Public Tuition
$6,884
growing 0.204%
Median Out-of-State​
Private Tuition
$29,280
growing 24.9%
Average Wage
$68,575
growing 0.455%
People in Workforce
383,624
growing 2.74%
Average Employee Age
40.5
declining 0.0763%

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The locations with the highest concentration of Forest Technology degree recipients are Waycross, GA, Goldsboro, NC, and Syracuse, NY. The locations with a relatively high number of Forest Technology degree recipients are Waycross, GA, Glenville, WV, and Paul Smiths, NY. The most common degree awarded to students studying Forest Technology is a associates degree.

Institutions

Information about the types of higher education institutions that grant degrees in Forest Technology and the types of students that study this field. Coastal Pines Technical College awards the most degrees in Forest Technology in the US, but Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto and Montgomery Community College have the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Forest Technology.

Tuition costs for Forest Technology majors are, on average, $6,884 for in-state public colleges, and $29,280 for out of state private colleges.

The most common sector, by number of institutions, that offers Forest Technology programs are Public, 2-year institutions (24 total). The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded, is Public, 2-year (276 completions).

Institutions

Institution with the Most Degrees Awarded in Forest Technology

The most common sector, by number of degrees awarded in Forest Technology, is Public, 2-year (276 completions).

The following chart shows the share of universities that offer Forest Technology programs, by the total number of completions, colored and grouped by their sector.

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Tuition Costs for Common Institutions

$6,884
Median In-State Public
$29,280
Median Out of State Private

Coastal Pines Technical College has the most Forest Technology degree recipients, with 57 degrees awarded in 2019.

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Specialized Colleges

Out of all institutions that offer Forest Technology programs and have at least 5 graduates in those programs, Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Mont Alto has the highest percentage of degrees awarded in Forest Technology, with 9.46%.

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Degrees Awarded by County

Counties with the Most Degrees Awarded in Forest Technology

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest number of degrees awarded in Forest Technology by year.

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Growth in Awarded Degrees

Counties with the Fastest Growing Number of Degrees Awarded

This map shows the counties in the United States colored by the highest growth in degrees awarded for Forest Technology.

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Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Natural Resources & Conservation graduates and on wages and locations for those in the field.

The industry that employs the most Natural Resources & Conservation majors is Administration of environmental quality & housing programs, though the highest paying industry, by average wage, is Oil & gas extraction.

Wages

Yearly Income for Common Jobs

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Forest Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Natural Resources & Conservation.
$68,575
Average Wage in Workforce
± $2,465
0.455%
1 Year Growth
± 5.27%

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Highest Paying Locations

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This map shows the public use micro areas (PUMAs) in the United States colored by the average salary of Natural Resources & Conservation majors.

Note that the census collects information tied to where people live, not where they work. It is possible that Natural Resources & Conservation majors live and work in the same place, but it is also possible that they live and work in two different places.

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Occupations

Most Common

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Most Specialized

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Highest Paid

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The highest paid occupations by median income for Natural Resources & Conservation majors are Physicians, Personal financial advisors, and Chief executives & legislators.

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Occupations by Share

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383,624
2019 Workforce
± 15,187
2.74%
1 Year Growth
± 5.49%

The number of Natural Resources & Conservation graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 2.74%, from 373,404 in 2018 to 383,624 in 2019.

The largest single share of Natural Resources & Conservation graduates go on to work as Other managers (5.86%). This chart shows the various jobs filled by those with a major in Natural Resources & Conservation by share of the total number of graduates.

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Industries

Most Common

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Highest Paid

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Industries by Share

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Forest Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Natural Resources & Conservation.
383,624
2019 Workforce
± 15,187
2.74%
1 Year Growth
± 5.49%

The number of Natural Resources & Conservation graduates in the workforce has been growing at a rate of 2.74%, from 373,404 in 2018 to 383,624 in 2019.

The industry which employs the most Natural Resources & Conservation graduates by share is Administration of environmental quality & housing programs, followed by Colleges, universities & professional schools, including junior colleges. This visualization shows the industries that hire those who major in Natural Resources & Conservation.

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Specialty Locations

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Diversity

Demographic information for those who earn a degree in Natural Resources & Conservation in the United States.

The average age of a person in the workforce with a degree in Natural Resources & Conservation is 40.5.

The most common degree type these workers hold is a Associates Degree. Male employees are more likely to hold Natural Resources & Conservation degrees, and White students are the most common race/ethnicty group awarded degrees in Natural Resources & Conservation (350 students).

Workforce Age

The closest comparable data for the 6 Digit Course Forest Technology is from the 2 Digit Course Natural Resources & Conservation.
40.5
Average Age in 2019
± 0.518 Years
0.0763%
1 Year Change
± 1.8%

This chart shows distribution of ages for employees with a degree in Natural Resources & Conservation. The most common ages of employees with this major are 28 and 24 years old, which represent 3.93% and 3.68% of the population, respectively.

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Degrees Awarded

The most common degree types awarded to students graduating in Forest Technology are Associates Degree, < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate, and 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate.

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Workforce Degrees

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The most common degree types held by the working population in Natural Resources & Conservation are Bachelors Degree, Masters Degree, and Professional degree.

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Gender Imbalance for Common Institutions

Male (85.1%)
Most Common Gender with a Degree in this Field

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Race & Ethnicity by Degrees Awarded

Most Common Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    350 degrees awarded
  2. Unknown
    10 degrees awarded
  3. Two or More Races
    8 degrees awarded

This chart shows the number of degrees awarded in Forest Technology for each race & ethnicity. White students earned the largest share of the degrees with this major.

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Race & Ethnicity by Gender

Most Common Race/Ethnicity and Gender Combination
  1. White Male
    184 degrees awarded
  2. White Female
    34 degrees awarded
  3. Unknown Male
    7 degrees awarded

This chart illustrates the differences by gender for each race & ethnicity of Associates Degree recipients in Forest Technology. White Male students, who earn most of the degrees in this field, are the most common combination of race/ethnicity and gender.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Countries of Origin
  1. China
    2,566 degree recipients
  2. Philippines
    2,009 degree recipients
  3. India
    1,988 degree recipients
High Relative Number of Students
  1. Nepal
    6.2 times more than expected
  2. Canada
    4.11 times more than expected
  3. Germany
    4.05 times more than expected

There are a relatively high number of people that were born in Nepal that hold Natural Resources & Conservation degrees (6.2 times more than expected), and the most common country of origin by total numbers for non-US students earning a degree in this field is China (2,566 degree recipients).

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for those working in the Forest Technology field from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Forest Technology majors need many skills, but most especially Active Listening. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Forest Technology majors need more than the average amount of Equipment Maintenance, Repairing, and Operation and Control.

These two visualizations, one a radial chart and one a bar chart, show the same information, a rating of how necessary the following skills are for Forest Technology majors. Toggle between "value" and "RCA" to see the absolute rating of that skill (value) and the revealed comparative advantage (RCA), or how much greater or lesser that skill's rating is than the average. The longer the bar or the closer the line comes to the circumference of the circle, the more important that skill is. The importance of Equipment Maintenance is very distinctive for majors, but the Active Listening, Reading Comprehension, and Critical Thinking are the three most important skills for people in the field.

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