Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers, Postsecondary
SOC: 25-1043.00

Description:

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


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
2,300 employed

Projected (2024):
2,400 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Assistant Professor
  • Assistant Professor of Forestry
  • Assistant Professor of Habitat Restoration Ecology
  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Professor of Biology
  • Associate Professor of Forestry
  • Associate Professor of Natural Resource Policy
  • Biometrics Consultant
  • Biometrics Experimentalist
  • Biometrics Head
  • Biometrics Instructor
  • Biometrics Specialist
  • College or University Faculty Member
  • College Professor
  • Conservation Biology Professor
  • Dean
  • Department Chair
  • Earth Science Professor
  • Ecology Professor
  • Environmental Conservation 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 Management Professor
  • Forest Management Teacher
  • Forest Pathology Associate Professor
  • Forest Pathology Professor
  • Forest Pathology Teacher
  • Forest Products Teacher
  • Forest Resources Professor
  • Forest Science Professor
  • Forest Technology Professor
  • Forestry Biology Specialist
  • Forestry Extension Specialist
  • Forestry Faculty Member
  • Forestry Instructor
  • Forestry Professor
  • Hydrology Professor
  • Instructor
  • Lecturer
  • Natural Resources Faculty Extension Assistant
  • Natural Resources Faculty Member
  • Natural Resources Instructor
  • Natural Resources Professor
  • Professor
  • Professor of Environmental and Natural Resource Economics
  • Professor of Forest Planning
  • Professor of Forestry
  • Research Professor
  • Silviculture Professor
  • Soil Science Professor
  • Timber Management Professor
  • Wildlife Conservation Professor
  • Wildlife Ecology Professor
  • Wildlife Management Professor
  • Wildlife Policy Professional
  • Wildlife Science Professor
  • Wood Science Professor


  • Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

    Job Training:

    Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Food Production
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • History and Archeology
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in books, professional journals, or electronic media.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as forest resource policy, forest pathology, and mapping.
  • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
  • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
  • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
  • Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
  • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
  • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
  • Supervise students' laboratory or field work.
  • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
  • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
  • Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks and laboratory equipment.
  • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
  • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  • Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
  • Perform administrative duties such as serving as department head.
  • Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
  • Act as advisers to student organizations.
  • Participate in campus and community events.
  • Review papers for colleagues and scientific journals.
  • Provide information to the public by leading workshops and training programs and by developing educational materials.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • 100-foot measuring tapes
  • Backpack fire pumps
  • Backpack spraying equipment
  • Broadcast seeders
  • Brush axes
  • Cable tongs
  • Cant hooks
  • Carousel slide projectors
  • Chainsaws
  • Compact digital cameras
  • Compact disk CD players
  • Computer data input scanners
  • Computer laser printers
  • Conference telephones
  • Desktop computers
  • Diameter calipers
  • Digital calculators
  • Digital inclinometers
  • Digital video cameras
  • Digital video disk DVD players
  • Directional compasses
  • Drip torches
  • Emergency first aid kits
  • Fall protection chokers
  • Felling levers
  • Felling wedges
  • Fire extinguishers
  • Foliage machetes
  • Forestry axes
  • Forestry dibbles
  • Garden shovels
  • Hand levels
  • Hand pruners
  • Hand saws
  • Hand tongs
  • Handheld increment borers
  • Handheld microphones
  • Handheld sprayers
  • Hoedads
  • Hookeroons
  • Hypo hatchets
  • Interactive whiteboard controllers
  • Interactive whiteboards
  • Ladders
  • Laptop computers
  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
  • Liquid crystal display LCD televisions
  • Log jacks
  • Loggers' tapes
  • Loppers
  • McLeod tools
  • Microphone podiums
  • Mini skidders
  • MP3 digital voice recorders
  • Multi-line telephone systems
  • Multimedia projection equipment
  • Opaque projectors
  • Overhead data projectors
  • Paint guns
  • Peaveys
  • Photocopying equipment
  • Plant removers
  • Planting bars
  • Plot radius ropes
  • Plot squares
  • Pole saws
  • Poster printers
  • Power augers
  • Projector screens
  • Protection tubes
  • Protective ear muffs
  • Protective ear plugs
  • Protective safety glasses
  • Pulaski tools
  • Reel tapes
  • Safety gloves
  • Safety goggles
  • Skid cones
  • Snatch blocks
  • Student response systems
  • Tablet computers
  • Telescoping power pruners
  • Television monitors
  • Timber carriers
  • Tractor-mounted processors
  • Tractor-mounted winches
  • Tree diameter tapes
  • Tree height angle gauges
  • Tree injectors
  • Tree scale sticks
  • Two-hand saws
  • Universal serial bus USB flash drives
  • Videoconferencing equipment
  • Webcams
  • Wireless microphones
  • Woodland sticks
  • Blackboard Learn
  • Calendar and scheduling software
  • Collaborative editing software
  • Course management system software
  • Data entry software
  • Desire2Learn
  • DOC Cop
  • Email software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Geographic information system GIS software
  • Google Docs
  • Image scanning software
  • iParadigms Turnitin
  • Learning management system LMS software
  • Leica Geosystems ERDAS IMAGINE software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Word
  • Sakai CLE
  • Web browser software


  • education training and library


    industry stats

    SOC: 25-0000

    Total Employed: 8,542,670

    Average Annual Salary: $53,000