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Wood Products Professional

A wood products professional is involved in the production, design, or sale of products made from wood. Have you ever stopped to think how many things people use wood to make? At last count there were over 8,000 uses for wood. Because it is renewable--we can grow more when we need it--and it takes much less energy than plastic, metal, or concrete to produce, wood is a material that cannot be beat

Wood products professionals may:

  • spend their day designing new products and learning how to make them;
  • be involved in selling these products to the people who need them;
  • work for private companies or government agencies.

Doing all this woodwork takes a lot of people and knowledge! Most wood products professionals have a four-year college degree as well as on-the-job training. Wood products professionals have many job opportunities and are in high demand.