Careers to Consider
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Nursery Production
• Plant Propagator
• Inventory Controller
• Field Foreperson
• Field Superintendent
• Soil or IPM Specialist
• Manager
• Salesperson
• Sales Manager
• Shipping Foreperson
• Broker

Landscape Contracting
• Estimator
• Landscape Architect
• Landscape Designer
• Manager
• Construction Foreperson
• Construction Superintendent
• Salesperson
• Stone Mason
• Carpenter
• Landscape Technician

Grounds Management and Lawn Care
• Foreperson
• Crew Leader
• IPM Supervisor
• IPM Technician
• Sales Representative
• Licensed Pesticide Applicator
• Estimator
• Equipment Operator
• Turf Specialist

Garden Centre
• Buyer
• Merchandiser
• Manager
• Specialist: Perennials, Giftware, Water Garden, Nursery Stock, etc.
• Salesperson
• Promotion and Marketing Specialist
• Greenhouse Manager

Interior Plantscaping
• Designer
• Grower
• Salesperson
• Construction Foreperson
• Maintenance Foreperson
• Crew Member, Construction or Maintenance

Irrigation Contracting
• Technician
• Irrigation Auditor
• Designer
• Sales Representative

Golf Courses
• Golf Course Superintendent
• Assistant Superintendent
• Golf Course Technician
• Equipment Operator
• Turf Specialist

Floriculture
• Grower
• Production Superintendent
• Marketing Manager
• Inventory Controller
• Buyer
• Floral Designer
• IPM Specialist
• Wholesale Florist
• Salesperson

Parks & Recreation Systems
• Executive Director of Parks
• Operations Manager
• Superintendent of Parks
• Horticultural Technician
• Park Planner/Landscape Architect
• Greenhouse Manager
• Horticultural Supervisor
• Gardener
• Horticultural Foreperson
• Landscape Architect

Landscape Designer/Architect
• Landscape Designer
• Senior Landscape Architect
• Landscape Architect
• Draftsperson
• Biologist
• Estimator

Botanical Gardens and Arboreta
• Writer
• Plant Propagator
• Educational Director
• Librarian
• Horticulturist
• Director
• Superintendent of Operations
• Gardener
• Curator
• Plant Pathologist
• Plant Entomologist
• IPM Specialist
• Conservation Manager
• Arborist
• Greenhouse Manager
• Grower

Education, Research & Government
• Horticulture Teacher: High School, College or University
• Extension Agent
• Researcher
• Horticultural Technician
• Consultant
• Plant Pathologist
• Plant Entomologist
• Garden Media
• Plant Inspector
• Horticultural Therapist

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