Fishing and Hunting Workers

General Information


Hunt, trap, catch, or gather wild animals or aquatic animals and plants. May use nets, traps, or other equipment. May haul catch onto ship or other vessel.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Self-employed52.15%
  2. Private, for profit41.28%
  3. State and local government2.99%
  4. Private, not for profit1.51%
  5. Federal government0.75%

Job Outlook

Employment of fishing and hunting workers is projected to grow 11 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. About 5,300 openings for fishing and hunting workers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

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