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Northwest WDA I: Whatcom county
Qualification: SOC code: 191031

Manage, improve, and protect natural resources to maximize their use without damaging the environment. May conduct soil surveys and develop plans to eliminate soil erosion or to protect rangelands. May instruct farmers, agricultural production managers, or ranchers in best ways to use crop rotation, contour plowing, or terracing to conserve soil and water; in the number and kind of livestock and forage plants best suited to particular ranges; and in range and farm improvements, such as fencing and reservoirs for stock watering. Excludes “Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists" (191023) and "Foresters" (191032).

According to the Federal Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the typical level of education that most workers need to enter this occupation is: Bachelor's degree. Additional training, experience, licenses or credentials may be required. Learn more at BLS.
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Qualification status for in the other WDAs included below, for relevant areas.
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QualificationSoc area
Balanced All workforce development areas, all counties
Demand Pacific Mountain WDA: Grays Harbor, Lewis, Mason, Pacific, Thurston counties
Not in demand Seattle King WDA: King County
Balanced Southwest WDA: Cowlitz, Wahkiakum counties
Demand North Central WDA: Chelan/Douglas counties
Not in demand South Central WDA: Kittitas County
Balanced Olympic Consortium WDA: Kitsap county
Balanced Northwest WDA: Skagit county
Balanced Southwest WDA: Clark County
Demand North Central WDA: Grant, Adams counties
Not in demand South Central WDA: Klickitat County
Balanced Olympic Consortium WDA: Clallam, Jefferson counties
Balanced Northwest WDA: Island, San Juan counties
Demand North Central WDA: Okanogan County
Not in demand South Central WDA: Skamania County
Not in demand South Central WDA: Yakima County
Balanced Eastern Washington WDA: Stevens, Ferry, Pend Oreille, Lincoln counties
Balanced Eastern Washington WDA: Asotin, Garfield, Whitman counties
Balanced