Whether working in the forest or making forest products, there's a great job waiting for you!

Minnesota's forests provide more than recreation and majestic beauty, they provide opportunities for a wide variety of rewarding careers. That's because the worldwide popularity of Minnesota's forest products means there will continue to be a need for talented men and women to play many vital roles.

  • Accountant
  • Biologist
  • Boiler Engineer
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Communications Specialist
  • Conservationist
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Ecologist
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrician
  • Environmental Planner
  • Financial Analyst
  • Forest Fire Fighter
  • Forester
  • Furniture Maker
  • Habitat Manager
  • Heavy Equipment Operator
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Logger
  • Lumber Grader
  • Machinist
  • Maintenance Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Millwright
  • Nurse
  • Office Professional
  • Pipe Fitter
  • Plumber
  • Process Engineer
  • Pulp and Paper Specialist
  • Purchasing Agent
  • Quality Control Technician
  • Researcher
  • Resin Technologist
  • Safety Engineer
  • Sales Representative
  • Sawfiler
  • Sawmill Supervisor
  • Surveyor
  • Trucker
  • Waste Management Operator
  • Welder
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Wood Technologist

Classes to Take in High School

It’s not too early to start planning if you’re thinking of a career in forestry or the forest products industry. Ask your school counselor for more specific information, but some courses that would be valuable to you include these:

  • Algebra
  • Biology
  • Calculus
  • Career and Technical Education
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Earth Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Introduction to Natural Resources
  • Math
  • Outdoor Studies
  • Trade and Industrial Education
  • Trigonometry

Forestry Schools in Minnesota

Minnesota has several excellent post-secondary schools dedicated to forestry education, making it convenient for you to gain the skills needed close to home.

View these schools to learn more about what each offers.