Unafraid of heights? Love the great outdoors? Care about tree health? Pursue a career as an arborist, urban forester or tree service technician.
If you pursue this career, you will most likely do the following:
To work in this field, you need to understand horticultural science and safety basics.
Salaries vary across this industry, dependent on location, scope and demand. Those working arborist jobs earn a national median salary of $35,030; those working urban forester jobs can expect to earn a median salary of $63,020.
Job opportunities across the nation are forecasted to grow at a rate of 8.4% per year. Opportunities in North Carolina are predicted to grow at a rate of 5.6% per year.
Wondering what it takes to become an arborist? Some positions require a post-secondary certificate, a bachelor’s or an associate’s degree; other positions do not. Urban foresters typically have a bachelor’s degree, and about a quarter of urban foresters have a master’s degree or graduate-level certificate.
There are many different types of related arborist jobs to choose from. The following are just a few of the common job titles graduates of horticultural science programs qualify for:
Use your skills and knowledge to make beautiful plants grow. Jumpstart your career by applying to a horticultural science certificate or program today.