Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Occupations
The most recent data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (2021) states the following about farming, fishing, and forestry occupations:
Workers in this group tend and harvest renewable resources and manage forests and public parks.
Overall employment in farming, fishing, and forestry occupations is projected to show little or no change from 2021 to 2031; this limited growth is expected to result in about 8,400 new jobs over the decade. In addition to new jobs from growth, opportunities arise from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations permanently. About 171,700 openings each year, on average, are projected to come from growth and replacement needs.
The median annual wage for this group was $29,860 in May 2021, which was lower than the median annual wage for all occupations of $45,760.
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Jobs
Below you will find a list of farming, fishing, and forestry positions with a job summary, entry-level education, and median pay level. Each link brings you to a specific job page where you can find more information about the position and commonly asked interview questions and answers for that job.
|Occupation||Job Summary||Entry-Level Education||2021 Median Pay|
|Agricultural Workers||Agricultural workers maintain crops and tend to livestock.||On-the-job training||$29,680|
|Fishing and Hunting Workers||Fishing and hunting workers catch and trap various types of animal life.||No formal educational credential||The annual wage is not available.|
|Forest and Conservation Workers||Forest and conservation workers measure and improve the quality of forests.||High school diploma or equivalent||$30,550|
|Logging Workers||Logging workers harvest forests to provide the raw material for many consumer goods and industrial products.||High school diploma or equivalent||$46,330|
Job Interview Topics – Common Job Interview Questions & Answers
Below you can find a list of common job interview topics. Each link will direct you to an article regarding the specific topics that discuss commonly asked interview questions. Furthermore, each article discusses why the interviewer asks these questions and how you answer them!
- Career Change
- Career Goals
- Conflict Resolution
- Creative Thinking
- Cultural Fit
- Customer Service
- Growth Potential
- Honesty & Integrity
- Job Satisfaction
- Entry-Level & No experience
- Prioritization & Time Management
- Situational & Scenario-based
- Stress Management
- Telephone Interview
- Work Ethic