Skip to Main Content

Forest Fire Prevention Specialists

Outlook

The career of forest fire inspector and prevention specialist ranks among the top 20 fastest-growing careers in the United States from 2018 to 2028. Job opportunities are expected to increase by 24 percent during this time span, according to the U.S. Department of Labor. In 2018, 58,083 wildfires destroyed 8,767,492 acres in the United States, according to the National Interagency Fire Center. This is a significant increase from the 67,743 wildfires and 5,509,995 acres destroyed in 2016. The U.S. Forest Service says that “longer fire seasons; bigger fires and more acres burned on average each year; more extreme fire behavior; and wildfire suppression operations in the wildland urban interface have become the norm.”

Join Vault Gold to unlock this premium content

Earnings - Outlook - Resources & Associations and more

Are you a student? You may have FREE access.

Vault partners with thousands of colleges, universities and academic institutions to provide students with FREE access to our premium content. To determine if your school is a partner, please enter your school email address below.