Career Outlook for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists

Also known as:  Environmental Protection Fire Control Officer, Fire Control Officer, Fire Operations Forester, Fire Ranger, Forest Fire Control Officer, Forest Fire Officer, Wildfire Prevention Specialist, Wildland Fire Operations Specialist
The overall job outlook for Forest Fire Inspector or Prevention Specialist careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly decreased by 5.06 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 0.84 percent per year. Demand for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists is expected to go up, with an expected 500 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 4.17 percent over the next few years.
TOP STATES
There are currently more Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists in the following states
Arkansas 180
New York 140
Mississippi 130
Oklahoma 120
California 100
New Jersey 70
Alabama 60
BOTTOM STATES
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists
Oregon 50
Alabama 60
New Jersey 70
California 100
Oklahoma 120
Mississippi 130
New York 140
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