Agriculture and Fishing Horticulture Overview
An Agriculture and Fishing Horticulturist specializes in plant and fish propagation and cultivation. They often conduct research to produce higher crop yields. Some professionals conduct field research and others raise plants and crops in controlled settings. Horticulture, as a science, is represented by several groups, distinguished on the basis of crop and plant use. Horticulturalists engage in plant and fish research to learn more about evolution, inheritance and artificial selection to produce new generations of crops with desired qualities.
Agriculture and Fishing Horticulture Education Requirements
Horticulturalists can enter the field with a bachelor's degree in biology, agricultural science or botany. Master's and doctoral degrees in horticulture are usually required to land a research job in private laboratories or government agencies. Landscape architects have stringent entry requirements. In 47 states, they are required to pass a licensing exam and to have at least a bachelor's degree.
Agriculture and Fishing Horticulture Job Market
There are several career opportunities in the horticulture industry. Entrepreneurial and professional opportunities exist in the nursery crop production industry, wholesale and retail sales and in the installation and maintenance of outdoor and indoor landscapes. Individuals who take grass management courses are likely candidates to manage golf courses, athletic or recreational fields.
Horticulturists work in many industries including private research laboratories, greenhouses, universities, agriculture businesses and government agencies. Employment of agricultural and food scientists is expected to grow about 9 percent from 2012 to 2022.
Other occupations related to horticulture that you may want to consider include Horticulture Supervisor, Horticulture Sales, or Horticulturist.
Salary Expectations in Horticulture
According to recent statistics, the median annual salary for landscape architects was $64,180 as of May 2014. The median annual salary for agriculture and food scientists was $58,610.
Position is responsible for a variety of duties in planning, planting, selecting, training and maintaining flowerbeds, shrubs, plantings and park trees. Position supervises one or more full, part-time or seasonal workers. Applicant must have basic computer skills and experience with landscaping software. Design, planting and maintaining flowerbeds, shrubs and landscape plantings. Perform tree re...
newtoday.jpg Other Horticulture Plant Technician (Interior) Hands-on experience with plants. Excellent Pay & Benefits. Care for tropical plants in local businesses. Work vehicle, training provided. FT. Apply at heromanservices.com/ employment-application Web ID#: 34307385...
If you have experience in plant health care or general tree care and are looking to take the next step in your Arboricultural Career our Northbrook office has an outstanding opportunity. SavATree is a nationally recognized provider of superior arboricultural services. Our Arborists are certified experts in tree care and are the sales force for all of our services to residential, commercial, gover...
Are you an experienced Arborist who has a love of trees, enjoys working with people and desires unlimited potential? If you have experience in plant health care or general tree care and are looking to take the next step toward advancing your Arboricultural Career, your journey begins here! Our Norwalk, CT office is seeking a Sales Arborist for an established, premier,lower Fairfield County territo...
HORTICULTURE Lyle B. Stokley dba Stokley Nursery, Semmes, AL is now hiring 22 temporary Nursery Workers to work in Mobile County, AL from 1/2/2015 to 10/31/2015. Hourly wage of $10.00. Perform manual labor to plant, transplant, cultivate, and tend to field grown and containerized plants, shrubs and trees including azaleas, evergreen hedges such as boxwoods or hollies, shade hydrangeas, ferns, bla...
Horticulture Instructor Saint Gabriel’s Hall, residential delinquent program for court committed youth in Audubon, PA (Montgomery County), seeks Full Time Instructor to provide Horticulture and Landscaping instruction to adjudicated teen age males. Responsibilities include: Working with and instructing youth to maintain two greenhouses, lawn and gardens on campus. Requirements: · Degree in re...
ARBORIST / HORTICULTURE SUPERVISOR Loxahatchee Arborist with strong horticulture knowledge needed for hands-on leadership role for private gardens. Full-time year around positions. Must have 5+ years experience in supervisory role in FL, caring for trees and a variety of landscaped gardens. Seasonal trimming, new installations, work to budgets, coordinate with outside contractors. Responsibility...
HORTICULTURE Bonnie Plants, Inc., Athens, AL is now hiring 14 temporary Horticultural Workers to work in Limestone County, AL from 12/15/2014 to 8/31/2015. Hourly wage of $10.00. Perform manual labor to plant, transplant, propagate and cultivate vegetable plants including cabbage, tomato, pepper, squash and melon plants. Workers will be required to bend and reach repetitively, push and pull carts...
Clemson University Clemson, SC, 29632
JOB PURPOSE: Field calls at the Home and Garden Information Center. JOB FUNCTIONS: CONSULTING: Consult with telephone clientele concerning questions about their yard and garden. E/100% QUALIFICATIONS: EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: A high school diploma and relevant program experience. A bachelor's degree may be substituted for the required program experience. PAY & WORK SCHEDULE: Standard Hrs: ...
The Ritz-Carlton Hotel Company, L.L.C. Mumbai, Maryland
With more than 300 managed properties worldwide (including conference centers) our flagship brand, Marriott Hotels & Resorts celebrates the drive, focus, and resilience of our guests while focusing on exceptional service and genuine comfort. As part of the Marriott Hotels & Resorts team, you'll work to make the most of the travel experience of each and every guests. Find Your World™ at Marriott Ho...
Linn-Benton Community College Albany, OR, 97321
This pool has been established to accept applications for possible openings for part-time instructors that may arise throughout the year. The Agriculture/Horticulture Department at LBCC offers a wide range of courses including Soils, Plant Science, Pest Management, Irrigation, Agricultural Chemicals, Seed Science & Technology, Landscape Maintenance, Turfgrass Management, Plant Propagation, Greenho...
City of Houston, TX Houston, TX, 77020
POSITION OVERVIEW Benefits Supplemental Questions PN #13606 ALL PERSONS INTERESTED Division/Section: Infrastructure / Asset Management Reporting Location: 16930 John F. Kennedy Blvd. (subject to change) Workdays & Hours: Varied, normally M-F (subject to change) DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES/ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS Is responsible for management, coordination, supervision, and training of all aspects o...
Ruppert Landscape is a large, growing commercial landscape installation and commercial grounds management company. Headquartered on a 700-acre tree nursery in a state of the art LEED certified campus in Montgomery County, MD, the company has operations in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina and Georgia. Ruppert Landscape specializes in delivering exceptional commercial landscape servi...
City of Virginia Beach Virginia Beach, VA, 23452
Individual will assist the horticulture department with all aspects of nature trail and horticulture exhibit maintenance, including but not limited to maintaining plant and shrub beds, lawn areas and walkways (planting, mulching, weeding, and raking), pruning/trimming trees and shrubs; collecting and removing debris; operation of lawn mower, leaf blower, weed eater, and chainsaw. Duties include m...
The University of North Carolina Greenville, NC, 27833
Plan, oversee, and participate in the daily horticultural operations of the UNC Charlotte Botanical Gardens; 10 acres of outdoor gardens, 2000 sq ft greenhouse, and small nursery. Supervise four permanent garden managers, as well as temporary horticultural staff, and variable numbers of student workers and interns. Supervision includes decision-making about nature and timing of horticultural work...
Cornell University Jericho, NY, 11753
Position Summary: Responsible for developing, planning, implementing, and evaluating commercial horticulture and community Urban forestry educational programs for Cornell Cooperative Extension of Nassau County at the Association's East Meadow Horticulture Diagnostic Center and Community Gardens (East Meadow). Provide horticulture education including plant diagnostics. Prepare and promote horticu...
Clackamas Community College Oregon City, OR, 97045
Description Benefits Supplemental Questions This is a part-time faculty pool for available assignments during the academic year. Applications are considered throughout the academic year and reviewed based on department need. Should a review of your application result in the intent to pursue your candidacy, you will be contacted by phone or email for an interview. TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT: Requires...
Florida International University Miami, FL, 33196
Florida International University is a comprehensive university offering 340 majors in 188 degree programs in 23 colleges and schools , with innovative bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral programs across all disciplines including medicine, public health, law, journalism, hospitality, and architecture. FIU is Carnegie-designated as both a research university with high research activity and a community...
City of Lubbock Lubbock, TX, 79401
Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions Keep grounds of City parks and other recreational areas cleaned and maintained. Repair buildings, facilities, and equipment. Essential Functions: Construct forms, pour, and finish concrete in the construction of various structures including sidewalks, walls, and curbs. Drive and service trucks, dump trucks, tractors, and mowers. Install and maintain spr...
AJ’s Landscaping & Design Inc., Houston’s premier high-end residential design/build firm, is seeking qualified applicants to fill positions available in our Design and Sales departments. Qualified applicants can apply as entry level; however 2+ years’ experience or a degree in Landscape, Horticulture or Sales is a plus. Applicants must be able to demonstrate the ability to “hit the ground running...
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Agriculture and Fishing Career Tools
$22,880.00 - $50,000.00
Typical Salary for Horticulturist
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Education / Training
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Produces horticultural specialties by planting, cultivating, and harvesting; maintaining an environmentally controlled structure.
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Enhances horticultural specialties reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Performs horticultural duties such as planting, pruning, fertilization and other tasks needed for general care and maintenance of planting areas.
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