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High-end Earners in
North Carolina ( Top 10% )
median annual wage
  • Conservation scientists and foresters typically do the following:
  • Oversee conservation and forestry activities to ensure compliance with government regulations and protection of habitats
  • Negotiate terms and conditions for contracts related to forest harvesting or land use
  • Establish plans for managing forest lands and resources
  • Choose and prepare sites for new trees, using controlled burning, bulldozers, or herbicides to clear land
  • Monitor forest-cleared lands and forest regeneration
  • Direct and participate in forest fire suppression
  • Work with private landowners, governments, farmers, and others to remove timber or improve land with minimal environmental damage
North Carolina Job Outlook
Average annual job openings
Number of jobs by 0
Expected growth from 2024 to 4