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Total Workforce
19,544
Average Age
42.5
Estimated Job Growth
7.5%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$59,625
Average Male Salary
$62,629
Average Female Salary
$47,975

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Conservation scientists & foresters and on wages and locations for those in the field. Administration of environmental quality & housing programs is the industry that employs the most Conservation scientists & foresters, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Conservation scientists & foresters, by average wage, is Sawmills & wood preservation. Conservation scientists & foresters are paid most in Southeast Arkansas PUMA, AR but are relatively concentrated in Del Norte, Lassen, Modoc, Plumas & Siskiyou Counties PUMA, CA.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Conservation scientists & foresters in the US. The average age of male Conservation scientists & foresters in the workforce is 43.9 and of female Conservation scientists & foresters is 37.2, and the most common race/ethnicity for Conservation scientists & foresters is White.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Conservation scientists & foresters from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Conservation scientists & foresters is Natural Resources & Conservation but a relatively high number of Conservation scientists & foresters hold a major in Education.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Conservation scientists & foresters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Conservation scientists & foresters need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Writing, and Science. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Conservation scientists & foresters need more than the average amount of Science, Programming, and Operations Analysis.

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The closest comparable data for the Detailed Occupation Conservation scientists & foresters is from the Minor Occupation Group Life Scientists.
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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Conservation scientists & foresters from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 6.5%, but Conservation scientists & foresters are expected to see a growth of 7.5% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow faster than the national average.

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