What Can You Do with a Horticulture Degree?

Radek, what jobs can you get with a Horticulture Degree? I’m wondering, what can I do with a Horticulture Degree?

Look around. Pretty trees and flowers are everywhere. That translates to lots of opportunities for horticulture program grads. Businesses, government buildings, schools, parks, and even residences are demanding landscaping, often ornamental landscaping.

The movement toward organic farming is also creating a need for horticulture graduates. People want to eat healthy fruits and vegetables, and this creates job opportunities for people who know how to produce them. Horticulture majors become private growers, consultants, and greenhouse managers.

There are also opportunities in environmental horticulture. Parks and preserves need people who know how to use plant science to help restore natural habitats.

There are also jobs in turf grass management. Whether it’s a golf course or a university’s athletic fields, the grass matters.

Horticulture majors can also go into the flower business, being experts on how to grow, care for, cut, and arrange flowers and other ornamental plants.

Careers you can get with a degree in horticulture include:

  • Arborist
  • Florist
  • Garden Center Manager
  • Golf Course Landscape Manager
  • Landscape Contractor
  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscape Installer
  • Landscape Technician
  • Nursery Manager
  • Park Manager
  • Plant Breeder
  • Plant Production Manager
  • Sustainable Horticulturalist
  • Turf Care Professional
  • Viticulturist
  • Xeriscape Specialist

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