OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Careers

Career Paths

The Forestry (Management option) degree program prepares graduate for numerous career opportunities, including:

  • Forester
  • Forest Manager
  • Fire Ecologist
  • Silviculturist
  • Hydrologist
  • Soil Scientist
  • Wildlife Biologist

Entry-level positions for graduates can include duties that span the full range of forest resource uses and management activities, including: recreation management, fire control and prevention, watershed protection, wildlife habitat management, forest roads and trails, timber management and regeneration, forest health assessment and insect/disease control measures, community-based forestry, ecosystem services markets and carbon offset sales, and management consulting. Graduates are sought after by private and public organizations. Private sector employers include the forest timber and wood products industries, forestry consulting firms, NGOs and environmental organizations, and self-employment. Public employers include federal, state, and local government agencies such as the U.S. Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, National Park Service, Peace Corps, and state departments of forestry and natural resources.

To explore more forestry-related career paths, check out the Find Your Path booklet by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute (OFRI).