Money Really Does Grow on Trees
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These days, the potential to earn money is an extremely important factor in choosing a career. The horticulture industry scores very high on this point. It is not unusual to find contracts valued beyond hundreds of thousands of dollars. Landscaping and horticulture professionals, even those relatively new to the field, have a bright financial future.


You can be sure that for the training and skill levels required for each job, landscaping pays as much or better than just about any career area going. We can’t give you starting salary figures here because they’re going up so fast that the figures would be out of date. Why are they going up so quickly? Because of one thing: not enough people entering a growing industry. Without exception, employers in horticulture face the same big problem: a critical shortage of good employees. Their biggest headache means opportunity for you.

And it’s even better than that: this industry is growing so fast, the chances are great you’ll find yourself on the fast track for advancement.

 

"There is a growing segment of the population that is becoming more concerned about the environment and the environmental impact of the products they use.  A sub-segment of this group is also willing to pay a premium for such products."  (Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance, 2009)



"Pricing and origin do not seem to be primary factors considered when making purchasing decisions. As long as consumers feel that they are getting comparable prices, pricing was not identified as a major purchasing criterion."
(Canadian Ornamental Horticulture Alliance, 2009)

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