Projected Growth: Average
Projected Job Openings
Extensive Preparation Needed
Your job is to Teach courses in forestry and conservation science. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Common job titles of Postsecondary Forestry and Conservation Science Teachers include:
Experience and Education
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.
67.62% said they needed a Doctoral Degree.
31.56% said they needed a Post-Doctoral Training.
Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in books, professional journals, or electronic media.
Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
Supervise students' laboratory or field work.
Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as forest resource policy, forest pathology, and mapping.
Review papers for colleagues and scientific journals.
Participate in campus and community events.
Perform administrative duties, such as serving as department head.
Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
Provide information to the public by leading workshops and training programs and by developing educational materials.
Act as advisers to student organizations.
Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
Select and obtain materials and supplies, such as textbooks and laboratory equipment.
Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction.
Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
Universal serial bus USB flash drives
Tree scale sticksAll Tools
Tree height angle gauges
Tree diameter tapes
Telescoping power pruners
Student response systems
Protective safety glasses
Protective ear plugs
Protective ear muffs
Plot radius ropes
Overhead data projectors
Multimedia projection equipment
Multi-line telephone systems
MP3 digital voice recorders
Liquid crystal display LCD televisions
Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
Laser facsimile machines
Interactive whiteboard controllers
Handheld increment borers
Fall protection chokers
Emergency first aid kits
Digital video disk DVD players
Digital video cameras
Computer laser printers
Computer data input scanners
Compact disk CD players
Compact digital cameras
Carousel slide projectors
Backpack spraying equipment
Backpack fire pumps
100-foot measuring tapes
ESRI ArcGIS software
Geographic information system GIS software
Calendar and scheduling software
Collaborative editing software
Image scanning software
Learning management system LMS
Leica Geosystems ERDAS IMAGINE software
Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension
Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension
Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression
Speak clearly so others can understand you.
Auditory and Speech Abilities › Sensory Abilities › Speech Clarity
Apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Deductive Reasoning
Combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Inductive Reasoning
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.
Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
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.
Communications and Media
Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.
Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.
Engineering and Technology
Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.