The increasingly narrower forest currently makes many people think that the prospect of forestry work is less bright. Employment of graduates majoring in forestry is seen very less; hence, there are less students who will continue their education into college seek after the department of forestry. In fact, Indonesia still has forests, although almost entirely is situated within the conservation area and forests of industry plants. In parts of the forest there are many graduates majoring in forestry can direct their future.
Graduates of forestry are projected to be able to work as manager, facilitator, entrepreneur and land (environment) manager. This capability can be applied in various field of work such as the following:
Civil Servant: Forestry graduates could work in government institutions such as the Ministry of Environment and Forestry, National Land Agency, Ministry of Finance, National Development Planning Agency, consultant, Office of Technical Departments in local governance (Department of Forestry, Development Planning Agency at Sub-National Level, Regional Environmental Agency, etc.).
Field of State Owned Enterprise and Private: State Owned Enterprises that require employees from graduates of forestry e.g. Perhutani, Inhutani, and Perkebunan Nusantara. In the private sector, the forestry department graduates could work in private companies such as PT. Valey, PT. Antam and other various companies. The banking sector is also very open to graduates of forestry department graduates because the graduates are educated with relatively good analysis ability, either qualitative or quantitative analysis.
Non-Governmental Organizations: In most non-governmental organizations, it may be very easy to find forestry graduates working there. It is very reasonable because considering the critical condition of Indonesia forest, it needs of volunteers’ work of NGOs, mainly from the field of forestry. Forestry graduates could work in NGOs both as an assistant or a facilitator of local communities, research agencies at the national level (Indonesia Institute of Sciences, Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology, etc.) or international (CIFOR, ICRAF, AGFOR, WWF, Burung Indonesia, PROFAUNA, BAKTI etc.).
Other field that can be done by graduates majoring in forest management e.g. forestry consultants, environmental consultants, and others.