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Forestry » Career Opportunities

Forestry is one of New Zealand’s major export earners and is a significant sector worldwide, which means that graduates in this field are highly sought after. Jobs can vary from road engineering and timber processing, to conservation and sustainable land management. The skills that you obtain during your course in Forestry will mean that you are well equipped for positions in management, as well as getting your hands dirty in the practical elements of the job.

Forestry can lead into the following careers

Forester

Foresters plan and direct the planting, growth, harvesting and protection of forests meant for wood production.
Forester

Arborist

Arborists look after and maintain trees, including trees in parks, trees in people's backyards, and trees around power lines.
Arborist

Forestry Worker/ Contractor/ Mensuration Officer

Forestry workers, contractors and mensuration officers are concerned with the planting, pruning, maintaining, harvesting and measuring of logs.
Forestry Worker/ Contractor/ Mensuration Officer

Quarantine Inspector

Quarantine inspectors control the entry of agricultural and horticultural produce, plants and animals into New Zealand, and identify and control biosecurity risks arriving at New Zealand's borders.
Quarantine Inspector