The industry outlook in Horticulture is strong… and it’s changing every day. With climate change combined with the advancement of technology, the industry needs cross- trained professionals who have a strong view of sustainability, know a lot about a lot of different things, and work well with others. Whether growing food or creating sustainable landscaping, the demand is high with good salaries. View current labor market analysis to learn more.
Plan and design land areas for projects such as parks and other recreational facilities, airports, highways, hospitals, schools, land subdivisions, and commercial, industrial, and residential sites.
Median Salary: $88,699
Apply geospatial technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS), to agricultural production or management activities, such as pest scouting, site-specific pesticide application, yield mapping, or variable-rate irrigation. May use computers to develop or analyze maps or remote sensing images to compare physical topography with data on soils, fertilizer, pests, or weather.
Median Salary: $43,832
Conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils, and control of pests; or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. May classify and map soils and investigate effects of alternative practices on soil and crop productivity.
Median Salary: $73,698