These comments cover the career grouping of Technical Occupations in Life Sciences, which includes Forestry Technologists and Technicians.
The unemployment rate in this career will remain relatively high. The majority of job openings will result from retirements, despite a retirement rate similar to the occupational average. Job openings arising from expansion demand will represent only half of those recorded over the 1999-2008 period, but will still constitute a major source of job openings. As a result of the recent recession and the budget constraints that various levels of government are facing, new positions will be created, but they will be fewer in number than those created in the past.
Job Seekers: 15,254
Job Openings: 18,005
Job prospects for this career are rated Fair