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Occupation Title: Forest Fire Inspectors & Prevention Specialists

Description: Enforce fire regulations and inspect for forest fire hazards and recommend forest fire prevention or control measures. May report forest fires and weather conditions.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 33-2022

Sample Job Titles: Ranger, Forest Officer, Fire Lookout, Forest Ranger, Forest Patrolman, Forest Technician, Fire Apparatus Engineer, Fire Operations Forester, Forest Fire Lookout, Forester

Salary Chart Forest Fire Inspectors & Prevention Specialists

Estimated Total Employment*
2010: 1,530
2011: 1,530
2012: 1,800
2013: 1,730
2014: 1,630

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2012-2022): 600
Projected Growth (2012-2022): 3-7%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

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