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In the US, there are over 7 online schools that offer approximately 19 accredited online forestry programs. There is an enrollment of a reported 72,326 students at these accredited online forestry schools. These online forestry colleges admit students into online forestry courses at a rate of 11 out of every 20 applicants.
Students can take online forestry classes at the following degree and certificate levels:
- Associate's degree in forestry
- Master's degree in forestry
- Certificate in forestry
Accredited online forestry schools offer 3 online forestry certificate programs and 4 online forestry associate's degree programs for students to select from. In addition, at the graduate level, students may choose from one of 12 online forestry master's degree programs.
Approximately 36% of the 72,326 students enrolled in online forestry classes, graduate in a timely fashion. The remaining either drop out or take longer than normal to complete their online forestry degree or certificate.
After graduation, online forestry college graduates can choose from careers as a forester, a tree planter or a forest ranger, among other options. Forestry degree and certificate holders can expect to earn a yearly salary anywhere from $25,830 to $111,490, depending on factors such as large or small employer, the specific employer, or previous work experience. It is interesting to note that while foresters earn $55,225 per annum, on average, tree planters earn an average salary of $26,127 and forest rangers earn $37,298 per year on average.
Disclaimer: The data used above represents both online and offline offerings. Data for only online schools is not readily available. However, this data can give students a basic picture of what to expect.
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- Wildlife/Forestry Conservation - The Penn Foster Career School Online Wildlife/Forestry Conservation program is based on the principles of forest ecology, environmental health, park and recreations operation and the current laws regulating wildlife preservation. Ambitious individuals looking for a career change will enjoy the Online Wildlife/Forestry conservation program as an opportunity to understand ecology preservation to ultimately enjoy outdoor jobs in forest preservations and other local, state or nationally maintained parks. Students are able to complete the 7 instructional sets in less than five months time.