Wildland Fire Manager

What do they do? Prevent, suppress, contain, and control damage and injuries from fires.

Description: Although fire managers do fight wildland fires and help save lives, property, and natural resources, much of their work tackles prevention through prescribed burning and other fire-management techniques. Successful fire management is a team effort that includes professionals such as timber managers and biologists along with the technical expertise of firefighters and fuels managers, along with those who work the educational front lines teaching children about fire safety.

Education: Two-year degree plus advanced training. Work is physically and mentally demanding.

Salary: About $25,000 for six months, or from about $9 to $16 per hour.