The 20 Fastest-Growing Jobs in America

18. Forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists

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Projected job growth: 26.6 percent
Median pay (2016): $36,230
Education required: High School diploma

Wildfires this year have ravaged parts of California, Montana, Idaho, Oregon and Washington, highlighting the need for qualified forest fire inspectors and prevention specialists. The occupation is expected to grow nearly 27 percent through 2026.

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