Oregon State University

Forestry (Renewable Materials & Natural Resources)

What is Forestry? Related Careers
Related Skills Job & Internship Search Links
Career Planning Links Professional Association Links
Miscellaneous Links OSU College of Forestry

What is Forestry?

Oregon State University's College of Forestry has been educating professionals for a century. We've earned a reputation as a world-class center of teaching and learning about forests and related resources. We offer undergraduate and graduate degrees in three departments, Forest Engineering, Resources & Management, Forest Ecosystems & Society, and Wood Science and Engineering. We also jointly offer several interdisciplinary programs. We operate about 14,000 acres of College Forests, most of it within minutes of campus. Oregon State University is a land-, sea-, space- and sun-grant institution, an NCAA Division I university, and a member of the Pac-12 athletic conference. It is Oregon’s only university to hold both the Carnegie Foundation’s top designation for research institutions and its prestigious Community Engagement classification.

Forestry - What Can I Do with This Degree? pdf - lists the industry areas, employers, and strategies for using your degree.

Related Careers

Arborist Forestry Consultant Photographer
Biologist Forestry Pathologist Photo Interpreter
Block Layout & Road Suveyor Forestry Supervisor Policy Analyst
Coal Miner Forestry Ecologist Production Manager
Compass Person Fund Reaiser Professor
Conservancy Advisory Scientist Gologist Project Field Coordinator
Dendrologist Geomatics Specialist Public Relations
Disaster Management Researcher GIS Technician Regeneration Forester
Ecologist Harvest Planner Renewable Resource Technician
Environmental Consultant Land Agent Clerk Researcher
Environmental Coordinator Land Use Specialist Right of Way Planner
Environmental Restorationist Landscaper/Gardener Service Forester
Environmental Specialist Lobbyist Silviculture Surveyor
Environmentla Technician Log/Resource Buyer Soil Conservationist
Fire Engineer Logging Supervisor Sustainablity Engineer
Forest Consultant Marking Crewperson Technical Writer
Forest Engineer Millwright Timber Cruiser
Forest Entomologist National/State Park Ranger/Manager Tree Planter
Forest Firefighter Natural Resource Consultant Urban Forester
Forest Health Specialist Natural Resource Educator Urban Landscape Supervisor
Forest Resource Inventory Analyst Natural Resource Policy Analyst Water Quality Specialist
Forest Technician Operations Forester Watershed Manager
Forest Wildlife Specilaist Orchard Manager Woodlands Supervisor
Forester Park Ranger Writer/Author

Related Skills

Adaptability Knowledge of Plants & Resources
Communication Skills (Oral & Written) Management Abilities
Computation Skills Measuring & Monitoring Skills
Critical Thinking Skills Problem Solving Skills
Imaginative/Creative Time Management Skills

Job & Internship Search Links

USAJobs.gov - check out the Students and Recent Grads section and the Federal Jobs by College Major for a listing of job titles related to your major.

USDA Forest Service Jobs - Provides information on different jobs within the Forest Service.

Alaskan Observers  - recruits biologists year-round to work as Domestic Groundfish Observers in Alaska. Also recruit biologists to work as observers in Washington, California, and Oregon. In the business of helping the government obtain the data necessary to achieve a sound management plan for the protection and benefit of future fisheries resources in the Bering Sea, North Pacific, and on the West Coast. 

Conservation Job Board - a natural resource career website that lists the latest jobs in forestry, wildlife, fisheries, ecology and other fields related to natural resources.

American Fisheries Society - lists professional positions nationwide.

Cool Works - lists jobs in national parks, state parks, resorts, and amusement parks.

Cyber-Sierra - lists corporate, non-profit, and governmental jobs in the conservation and environmental fields. 

Environmental Jobs and Careers - lists professional positions in the environmental field.

GIS Jobs Clearinghouse - offers professional resources and job listings in geographic information systems.

SustainLane - Green Collar Jobs Board

Environmental Organization Web Directory & Employment

Environmental Jobs and Careers

Environmental Career Opportunities - Ecojobs


Career Planning Links

Occupational Outlook Handbook -  the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.

Explore Careers in Earth & Physical Sciences

Indian Affairs- Fish, Wildlife and Recreation - Educate yourself on what the Indian Affairs are all about and the different programs and careers they offer.

Fire and Aviation Management - Learn about the wide field of Fire and Aviation jobs available out there to you.

Reforestation Worker - This is an overview on what type of work a Reforestation Worker does.

National Forest Health Monitoring - Learn the facts about what health monitors of the forest do and how they do it.

Criminal Justice Careers - List of criminal justice career opportunities, with some connecting to forestry. Provides a full range of information about the careers including job requirements, salary infomation and school/training information.

National Registry of Environmental Professionals - provides resources, jobs, and links for environmental professionals.

Professional Assocation Links

American Forest and Paper Association - Provides essential information on what type of industry AF & PA is and the type of work its employees do.

Student Conservation Association - Seasonal work & internship opportunities are offered in all 50 states.

USDA Forest Service - provides resources, jobs, and information about careers in the Forest Service.

Environmental Careers Organization

Society of American Foresters

Global Association of Online Foresters

National Recreation and Park Association

National Association of State Foresters

Society for Range Foresters

Forest Products Society

Center for International Forestry Research

Miscellaneous Links

Forestry Links

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