A forest worker is employed by the local authorities to work in the forest, maintaining it in a good shape and taking care of the various problems that may arise. This includes removing and replanting trees that have been brought down by storms or strong winds, trimming branches when they grow too large, as well as general upkeep of the forest’s roads and other facilities. The forest worker is also responsible for keeping a proper ecological balance in the forest, making sure all the plants and animals that are common to the area remain in strong numbers.

There aren’t any high educational requirements for becoming a forest worker, and a high school diploma is more than enough in most cases. A good forest worker must be well-acquainted with the wildlife in their particular area and in general, know the procedures involved in maintaining a natural environment, and be able to take important decisions on short notice (when something extraordinary occurs and the forest requires immediate attention to preserve the balance).

The average annual salary for forest workers is between $38,000 – $58,000. The median for 2009 was $41,000, and the job offers some satisfying prospects for future development and career improvement. One of the major complaints related to the job of forest workers has been the lack of flexibility in working hours, as there’s often something that requires urgent attention and this creates a constant stream of work for forest workers.