Scope in India:
Professionals in Forestry Courses can find employment in areas of forest and wildlife conservation as:
• Forest Range Officers
• Zoo curators
Depending on their field of specialization, foresters can work either in offices, laboratories, outdoors or opt for research work in various institutions. Various employment opportunities exist with governmental, non-governmental organisations interested in preservation of forest resources, corporates, industries, Indian Council Of Forestry Research and Education (ICFRE) and its affiliated, Forestry Research Institutes, Wildlife Research Institutes, Zoological Parks, Wildlife Ranges. They can also work as industrial and agricultural consultants or as tutors in education sector.
The pay packet of Forestry graduates working in government agencies ranges between Rs. 8,000 to Rs. 15,000 per month depending upon qualification and experiences. Professionals working in corporate houses and consultancy companies get profitable pay packages along with numerous fringe benefits. Those working in international agencies, media houses and consultancy firms, get higher salary and other allowances. Now, NGOs offer rewarding pay packages to experts in forestry and wildlife. Private consultants have also good earning depending upon number and nature of their clients.