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Use axes or chainsaws to fell trees using knowledge of tree characteristics and cutting techniques to control direction of fall and minimize tree damage.


  • Workers spend all their time outdoors, sometimes in poor weather and often in isolated areas.
  • Most jobs are physically demanding and can be hazardous.
  • Employment is projected to grow 6 percent, which is slower than the average.
  • Despite slower than average employment growth, job opportunities should be good because of the need to replace workers who leave the occupation for other jobs that are less physically demanding, dangerous, and prone to layoffs.


Personality I'm hands on
Salary $36,960/yr ($18.48/hr)
Job Outlook Below Average
Education High School diploma