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Horticultural Careers

Why should you consider a future in the Horticulture field?



The American Nursery & Landscape Association predicts that its industry will continue to have attractive openings for a wide range of college graduates, and many technical or two-year school students.

A career in Horticulture provides you with the opportunity to work with natural products that protect and improve the environment. Research shows that, among many benefits, plants help purify our air and water, they guard against erosion, and provide shelter, warmth, cooling effects, windbreaks, food, and beauty.

Current research even tells us that beautiful natural views enhance our well-being. Professionals in the nursery/landscape industry bring these benefits to the public in a variety of ways. For potential horticultural careers, a wide variety of interests and educational/employment experience is valuable to the industry. Just to name a few: agricultural sciences, business administration, biology, agronomy, forestry, horticulture, soil management, mechanics, marketing, advertising, communications, sales, retailing, landscape design, educational research, packaging, and transportation.

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