Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary

What do they do?

Teach courses in forestry and conservation science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Also known as:

Assistant Professor, Assistant Professor of Forestry, Assistant Professor of Habitat Restoration Ecology, Associate Professor, Associate Professor of Forestry, Associate Professor of Natural Resource Policy, Conservation Biology Professor, Earth Science Professor, Ecology Professor, Extension Professor, Forest Biometrics Professor, Forest Botany Instructor, Forest Ecology Professor, Forest Economics Professor, Forest Landscape Ecology Professor, Forest Law and Policy Professor, Forest Pathology Associate Professor, Forest Resources Professor, Forest Science Professor, Forest Technology Professor, Forestry Extension Specialist, Forestry Instructor, Forestry Professor, Hydrology Professor, Instructor, Lecturer, Natural Resources Instructor, Natural Resources Professor, Professor, Professor of Forest Planning, Professor of Forestry, Research Professor, Silviculture Professor, Soil Science Professor, Timber Management Professor, Wildlife Ecology Professor, Wildlife Management Professor, Wildlife Science Professor, Wood Science Professor

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary in United States

Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary is projected to grow 4 percent from 2016 to 2026, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

Projected Employment

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  • 4.5%

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  • 200

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (43.8%)
  • Master's degree (33.1%)
  • Bachelor's degree (16.4%)
  • Associate's degree (2.3%)
  • Some college, no degree (2.5%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (1.4%)
  • Less than high school diploma (0.5%)

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Skills

People in this career often have these skills:

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
  • Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Computers and Electronics - Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Research topics in area of expertise.
  • Write articles, books or other original materials in area of expertise.
  • Stay informed about current developments in field of specialization.
  • Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
  • Administer tests to assess educational needs or progress.
  • Prepare tests.
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O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.1 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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