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Ornamental Horticulture Careers and Jobs

Select, Find and Prepare for Ornamental Horticulture Careers and Jobs - all on one page


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This page will take you through 4 steps to (1) Select from Ornamental Horticulture careers/jobs, (2) Find Ornamental Horticulture job listings, (3) Prepare for Ornamental Horticulture careers, and (4) Provide Ornamental Horticulture career-specific resources.

Step 1: Select a Career/Job: This page starts with 4 ways for you to identify and select from listings of Ornamental Horticulture careers/jobs:
A) Fastest Growing Ornamental Horticulture Careers - 2020 to 2030 (est.)
These listings are based on job growth estimates and helps you to identify the fastest growing and evolving Ornamental Horticulture careers. Some careers may not initially seem related to Ornamental Horticulture, so relevant Ornamental Horticulture jobs are listed alongside each listing. This can also help us to identify which careers (bottom of the listing) may have negative growth - perhaps due to automation or planned obsolescence.
B) Median Annual Salary U.S. Ornamental Horticulture Careers
These listings are sorted (descending) by median annual salary in the U.S. This may help us to identify our ideal career. We may not qualify at this time for the desired career, but this listing and the results provided can help us to explore job details, as well as learn how to appropriately prepare for the career.
C) Ornamental Horticulture Career Ladders (Educational Requirements)
These listings will help us to identify Ornamental Horticulture careers sorted by educational requirements (with the most difficult to obtain listed first). This may help us to identify career ladders (as we scroll down the list), and help us to get jobs that we qualify for now.
D) Select From a Listing of 42 Ornamental Horticulture Jobs.
The list may be quite long. There are two ways you might like to use this list:
1) Filter - As you enter a word, you will filter (limit) the list of jobs
2) Browse the list (Don't Filter) - You can simply explore the list of jobs. There may be many that you might never have considered to be of interest.
Once you have identified an job of interest, simply click on it.

Step 2: Find a Job: After you have selected a career/job above, you will see current jobs listings. You can change the location, distance from location and recency as desired. Each of the listings will link to a current job opening.

Job listings (based on your criteria) can be sent daily to your inbox, so you always have access to the latest opportunities. Complete the short form to start - you can opt out anytime.

Step 3: Prepare For a Career: In this section you will gain access to detailed information to help you prepare for the chosen career. Information may include (not every career choice includes all of the elements below - updates occur quarterly):
Core and Supplemental Duties: Lists the worker-related tasks performed
General and Specific Work Activities: Summarizes the broad and more specific types of behaviors related to the career
Knowledge Required: Provides the requirements regarding the acquisition of facts and principles
Skills Required: Provides basic skills and cross-functional skills needed
Preparation Required: Provides a summary of the required experience and education
Educational Requirements: Detailed breakdown of the education required
Work Experience Required: Detailed breakdown of the prior work experience required
Local Salary Information: Provides national and local salary ranges
Certifications: Provides appropriate government and private-sector certifications and/or credentials that may be required
Professional Associations: Provides professional associations that are related to the career selected
Job Listings: Provides links to active current job listings for the selected career, along with multiple similar job titles to explore. All details appear on this page
Career Start: Provides up to 10 careers requiring similar capabilities and interests (for starting a similar career)
Career Change: Provides up to 10 careers requiring similar skills and experience (for changing a career).

** If you clicked on a link from section D (as described in Step 1 above), you will see one or more links to an occupation that is usually a bit more general than your initial job selection - the link(s) is directly related to the specific job you identified through your prior selections.
*NOTE: It is possible that there may not be a career path identified for the specific job you selected in Step 1. If this is the case, scroll up the page and click on a different career/job.

Step 4: Career-Specific Resources (detailed and constantly updated): Continue to scroll down the page and you will find tabs that provide detailed (updated) links specific to the career you selected. This information includes:
Videos: Provides a listing of video links related to this career. A great way to get a quick overview of the occupation.
Resumes: Sources for resume materials and techniques. This can help to get you started.
Job Description: Sources that provide job descriptions, which are vital to resume and interview preparation.
Interviews: Provides links that can help you to prepare for and successfully complete the job interview. Can also assist with coffee chats.
Step by Step: Provides links to resources that can help to organize the career search process.
LinkedIn: One of the best professional social media sites that provides links, opportunities, and networking specifically for careers and career development.

Step 1 of 4: Select a Career/Job

18 Ornamental Horticulture careers are listed below (sorted by Percentage Change in Total Job Openings - 2020 to 2030 est.). Ornamental Horticulture-related jobs specific to each career are also provided. This shows which careers are emerging and growing the fastest. Please Scroll and Select below:

Occupations U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030 (% change) Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs

Self-Enrichment Teachers 23.5% Organic Gardening Teacher
Occupation: Self-Enrichment Teachers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 23.5% Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Organic Gardening Teacher
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 18.4% Nursery School Teacher; Nursery Teacher
Occupation: Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 18.4% Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Nursery School Teacher; Nursery Teacher
Soil and Plant Scientists 10% Assistant Professor, Horticulture, Nursery Specialist
Occupation: Soil and Plant Scientists U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 10% Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Assistant Professor, Horticulture, Nursery Specialist
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 8.7% Forest Nursery Supervisor; Nursery Supervisor
Occupation: First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 8.7% Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Forest Nursery Supervisor; Nursery Supervisor
Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other 8.6% Garden Worker; Special Effects and Instruction Models Gardener
Occupation: Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 8.6% Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Garden Worker; Special Effects and Instruction Models Gardener
Childcare Workers 8.5% Nursery Attendant; Nursery Day Care Worker; Nursery Helper; Nursery School Attendant; Nursery Supervisor
Occupation: Childcare Workers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 8.5% Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Nursery Attendant; Nursery Day Care Worker; Nursery Helper; Nursery School Attendant; Nursery Supervisor
Nursing Assistants 8.3% Nursery Technician
Occupation: Nursing Assistants U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 8.3% Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Nursery Technician
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 8.3% Lawn and Garden Technician
Occupation: Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 8.3% Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Lawn and Garden Technician
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 7.6% Gardener; Indoor Landscaper/Gardener; Landscape Gardener; Nursery Helper
Occupation: Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 7.6% Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Gardener; Indoor Landscaper/Gardener; Landscape Gardener; Nursery Helper
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 6.7% Garden Equipment Mechanic; Garden Implement Mechanic; Garden Machinery Mechanic; Garden Tractor Mechanic
Occupation: Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 6.7% Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Garden Equipment Mechanic; Garden Implement Mechanic; Garden Machinery Mechanic; Garden Tractor Mechanic
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 6.1% Farm and Garden Equipment and Supplies Sales Representative
Occupation: Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 6.1% Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Farm and Garden Equipment and Supplies Sales Representative
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 5.3% Gardener; Greenhouse or Nursery Transplanter; Grounds and Nursery Specialist; Landscape Nurseryman; Nursery Helper; Nursery Laborer; Nursery Worker; Nurseryman Assistant; Plant Nursery Worker; Tree Nursery Worker
Occupation: Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 5.3% Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Gardener; Greenhouse or Nursery Transplanter; Grounds and Nursery Specialist; Landscape Nurseryman; Nursery Helper; Nursery Laborer; Nursery Worker; Nurseryman Assistant; Plant Nursery Worker; Tree Nursery Worker
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 4% Garden Supervisor; Gardening Manager; Gardening Supervisor; Landscape Designer; Landscape Gardener; Nursery Supervisor
Occupation: First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 4% Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Garden Supervisor; Gardening Manager; Gardening Supervisor; Landscape Designer; Landscape Gardener; Nursery Supervisor
Landscape Architects -0.3% Environment Friendly Landscape Designer; Landscape Designer
Occupation: Landscape Architects U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -0.3% Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Environment Friendly Landscape Designer; Landscape Designer
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers -0.7% Garden Center Manager; Nursery Manager
Occupation: Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -0.7% Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Garden Center Manager; Nursery Manager
Retail Salespersons -1% Garden Consultant; Horticultural and Nursery Products Salesperson
Occupation: Retail Salespersons U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -1% Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Garden Consultant; Horticultural and Nursery Products Salesperson
Customer Service Representatives -1.2% Garden Center Customer Service
Occupation: Customer Service Representatives U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -1.2% Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Garden Center Customer Service
Forest and Conservation Workers -8% Forest Nursery Worker
Occupation: Forest and Conservation Workers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -8% Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Forest Nursery Worker

18 Ornamental Horticulture careers are listed below (sorted by U.S. National Median Salary). Ornamental Horticulture-related jobs specific to each occupation are also provided. Please Scroll and Select below::

Occupations National Median Salary Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs

Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products $ 86,650 Farm and Garden Equipment and Supplies Sales Representative
Occupation: Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products National Median Salary: $ 86,650 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Farm and Garden Equipment and Supplies Sales Representative
Landscape Architects $ 70,630 Environment Friendly Landscape Designer; Landscape Designer
Occupation: Landscape Architects National Median Salary: $ 70,630 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Environment Friendly Landscape Designer; Landscape Designer
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers $ 68,090 Garden Center Manager; Nursery Manager
Occupation: Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers National Median Salary: $ 68,090 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Garden Center Manager; Nursery Manager
Soil and Plant Scientists $ 66,120 Assistant Professor, Horticulture, Nursery Specialist
Occupation: Soil and Plant Scientists National Median Salary: $ 66,120 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Assistant Professor, Horticulture, Nursery Specialist
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers $ 51,010 Garden Supervisor; Gardening Manager; Gardening Supervisor; Landscape Designer; Landscape Gardener; Nursery Supervisor
Occupation: First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers National Median Salary: $ 51,010 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Garden Supervisor; Gardening Manager; Gardening Supervisor; Landscape Designer; Landscape Gardener; Nursery Supervisor
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers $ 50,080 Forest Nursery Supervisor; Nursery Supervisor
Occupation: First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers National Median Salary: $ 50,080 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Forest Nursery Supervisor; Nursery Supervisor
Self-Enrichment Teachers $ 39,960 Organic Gardening Teacher
Occupation: Self-Enrichment Teachers National Median Salary: $ 39,960 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Organic Gardening Teacher
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics $ 37,530 Garden Equipment Mechanic; Garden Implement Mechanic; Garden Machinery Mechanic; Garden Tractor Mechanic
Occupation: Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics National Median Salary: $ 37,530 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Garden Equipment Mechanic; Garden Implement Mechanic; Garden Machinery Mechanic; Garden Tractor Mechanic
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation $ 36,630 Lawn and Garden Technician
Occupation: Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation National Median Salary: $ 36,630 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Lawn and Garden Technician
Customer Service Representatives $ 35,830 Garden Center Customer Service
Occupation: Customer Service Representatives National Median Salary: $ 35,830 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Garden Center Customer Service
Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other $ 34,210 Garden Worker; Special Effects and Instruction Models Gardener
Occupation: Grounds Maintenance Workers, All Other National Median Salary: $ 34,210 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Garden Worker; Special Effects and Instruction Models Gardener
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education $ 31,930 Nursery School Teacher; Nursery Teacher
Occupation: Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education National Median Salary: $ 31,930 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Nursery School Teacher; Nursery Teacher
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers $ 31,730 Gardener; Indoor Landscaper/Gardener; Landscape Gardener; Nursery Helper
Occupation: Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers National Median Salary: $ 31,730 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Gardener; Indoor Landscaper/Gardener; Landscape Gardener; Nursery Helper
Nursing Assistants $ 30,850 Nursery Technician
Occupation: Nursing Assistants National Median Salary: $ 30,850 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Nursery Technician
Forest and Conservation Workers $ 30,640 Forest Nursery Worker
Occupation: Forest and Conservation Workers National Median Salary: $ 30,640 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Forest Nursery Worker
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse $ 28,660 Gardener; Greenhouse or Nursery Transplanter; Grounds and Nursery Specialist; Landscape Nurseryman; Nursery Helper; Nursery Laborer; Nursery Worker; Nurseryman Assistant; Plant Nursery Worker; Tree Nursery Worker
Occupation: Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse National Median Salary: $ 28,660 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Gardener; Greenhouse or Nursery Transplanter; Grounds and Nursery Specialist; Landscape Nurseryman; Nursery Helper; Nursery Laborer; Nursery Worker; Nurseryman Assistant; Plant Nursery Worker; Tree Nursery Worker
Retail Salespersons $ 27,080 Garden Consultant; Horticultural and Nursery Products Salesperson
Occupation: Retail Salespersons National Median Salary: $ 27,080 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Garden Consultant; Horticultural and Nursery Products Salesperson
Childcare Workers $ 25,460 Nursery Attendant; Nursery Day Care Worker; Nursery Helper; Nursery School Attendant; Nursery Supervisor
Occupation: Childcare Workers National Median Salary: $ 25,460 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Nursery Attendant; Nursery Day Care Worker; Nursery Helper; Nursery School Attendant; Nursery Supervisor

18 Ornamental Horticulture careers are listed (sorted by Education/Preparation Requirements - descending) to provide career ladders. Ornamental Horticulture-related jobs specific to each career are also provided.

Education/Preparation Categories:
5 = Usually requires graduate school (e.g., Master's degree, Ph.D., M.D., or J.D.)
4 = Usually requires a four-year Bachelor's degree
3 = Usually requires vocational training, related on-the-job experience, or Associate's degree
2 = Usually requires a high school diploma
1 = May require a high school diploma or GED certificate
Please Scroll and Select below:
Occupations Education/Preparation Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs

Soil and Plant Scientists 5 Assistant Professor, Horticulture, Nursery Specialist
Occupation: Soil and Plant Scientists Education/Preparation: 5 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Assistant Professor, Horticulture, Nursery Specialist
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers 4 Garden Center Manager; Nursery Manager
Occupation: Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers Education/Preparation: 4 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Garden Center Manager; Nursery Manager
Landscape Architects 4 Environment Friendly Landscape Designer; Landscape Designer
Occupation: Landscape Architects Education/Preparation: 4 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Environment Friendly Landscape Designer; Landscape Designer
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products 4 Farm and Garden Equipment and Supplies Sales Representative
Occupation: Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products Education/Preparation: 4 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Farm and Garden Equipment and Supplies Sales Representative
Agricultural Technicians 3 Urban Gardening Specialist
Occupation: Agricultural Technicians Education/Preparation: 3 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Urban Gardening Specialist
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 3 Forest Nursery Supervisor; Nursery Supervisor
Occupation: First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers Education/Preparation: 3 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Forest Nursery Supervisor; Nursery Supervisor
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers 3 Garden Supervisor; Gardening Manager; Gardening Supervisor; Landscape Designer; Landscape Gardener; Nursery Supervisor
Occupation: First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers Education/Preparation: 3 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Garden Supervisor; Gardening Manager; Gardening Supervisor; Landscape Designer; Landscape Gardener; Nursery Supervisor
Forest and Conservation Workers 3 Forest Nursery Worker
Occupation: Forest and Conservation Workers Education/Preparation: 3 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Forest Nursery Worker
Nursing Assistants 3 Nursery Technician
Occupation: Nursing Assistants Education/Preparation: 3 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Nursery Technician
Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education 3 Nursery School Teacher; Nursery Teacher
Occupation: Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education Education/Preparation: 3 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Nursery School Teacher; Nursery Teacher
Self-Enrichment Teachers 3 Organic Gardening Teacher
Occupation: Self-Enrichment Teachers Education/Preparation: 3 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Organic Gardening Teacher
Childcare Workers 2 Nursery Attendant; Nursery Day Care Worker; Nursery Helper; Nursery School Attendant; Nursery Supervisor
Occupation: Childcare Workers Education/Preparation: 2 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Nursery Attendant; Nursery Day Care Worker; Nursery Helper; Nursery School Attendant; Nursery Supervisor
Customer Service Representatives 2 Garden Center Customer Service
Occupation: Customer Service Representatives Education/Preparation: 2 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Garden Center Customer Service
Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics 2 Garden Equipment Mechanic; Garden Implement Mechanic; Garden Machinery Mechanic; Garden Tractor Mechanic
Occupation: Outdoor Power Equipment and Other Small Engine Mechanics Education/Preparation: 2 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Garden Equipment Mechanic; Garden Implement Mechanic; Garden Machinery Mechanic; Garden Tractor Mechanic
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 2 Lawn and Garden Technician
Occupation: Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation Education/Preparation: 2 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Lawn and Garden Technician
Retail Salespersons 2 Garden Consultant; Horticultural and Nursery Products Salesperson
Occupation: Retail Salespersons Education/Preparation: 2 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Garden Consultant; Horticultural and Nursery Products Salesperson
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 1 Gardener; Greenhouse or Nursery Transplanter; Grounds and Nursery Specialist; Landscape Nurseryman; Nursery Helper; Nursery Laborer; Nursery Worker; Nurseryman Assistant; Plant Nursery Worker; Tree Nursery Worker
Occupation: Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse Education/Preparation: 1 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Gardener; Greenhouse or Nursery Transplanter; Grounds and Nursery Specialist; Landscape Nurseryman; Nursery Helper; Nursery Laborer; Nursery Worker; Nurseryman Assistant; Plant Nursery Worker; Tree Nursery Worker
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers 1 Gardener; Indoor Landscaper/Gardener; Landscape Gardener; Nursery Helper
Occupation: Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers Education/Preparation: 1 Ornamental Horticulture-Related Jobs: Gardener; Indoor Landscaper/Gardener; Landscape Gardener; Nursery Helper

Scroll through the picklist (below). There are 42 specific Ornamental Horticulture jobs listed. Select those that may be of interest - you will get active job listing links, along with detailed resources to help you prepare for a career related to that job.
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