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Wood Science and Technology Workers

Employment Prospects


Most wood scientists and technologists are employed in private industry. Firms that deal with forest products, such as mills, manufacturers of wood products, suppliers to the wood products industry, forest products associations, and paper and pulp companies all hire these kinds of workers. Independent contract research firms may also be sources of employment. Universities and federal and state agencies, such as the Extension Service, hire wood science and technology experts to work on various research projects.

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