OurMembers1There are a wide range of career opportunities available to those who study forestry because our programs encompass many disciplines and specializations.

To complement your formal education, you will also acquire the practical field skills that employers are looking forbecause our undergraduate degree programs in Forestry have a “hands on” approach to learning. You will therefore be more likely tofind a relevant job immediately after graduation.

In fact, many forestry programs prepare you to earn a professional designation. For example, forestry and forest management programs often train you to become a professional forester – the only people who make forest management plans. Programs with a focus on biology, ecology or conservation can train you to become a professional biologist. Other programs, that emphasize the applied sciences, can prepare you to becoming a professional engineer.

In addition to these professional jobs, you will also be equipped to engage in research, education and business.

Career Possibilities

The following are some examples of the careers that can be found in the field of Forestry.

Forest and Natural Resources Management and Conservation

  • Conservation Biologist
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Fisheries Biologist
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Land-use Planner
  • Environmental Educator
  • Environmental Lawyer
  • Policy analyst
  • Parks and Protected Areas Manager
  • Environmental Sustainability Coordinator
  • Environmental Strategies Advisor
  • Fisheries or Wildlife Officer
  • Watershed or Water Resources Manager
  • Forest Resources Analyst
  • Silvicultural and Forest Renewal Forester
  • Forest Planner
  • Forest Health (Pest and Disease) Manager
  • Forest Fire Manager
  • Woodlands Manager
  • Forest Geneticist
  • Biodiversity Specialist
  • Forest Ecologist
  • Seed Planning Forester

Forest Engineering

  • Woodlands Engineer
  • Planning Forester
  • Forest Operations Manager
  • Development Engineer
  • Forest Development Manager
  • Forest Fire Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager

Forest Products

  • Business Analyst
  • Project Engineer
  • Operations Manager
  • Product Development
  • Technical Sales

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