Work outdoors. Cultivate beautiful landscapes. Take pride in caring for outdoor spaces by working as a golf course technician, a groundskeeper or grounds manager.
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in landscaping or groundskeeping activities. Work may involve reviewing contracts to ascertain service, machine, and workforce requirements; answering inquiries from potential customers regarding methods, material, and price ranges; and preparing estimates according to labor, material, and machine costs.
A career in grounds management usually entails:
To work in this field, you need to possess deep knowledge of horticultural science. You will be expected to know how to propose, plan and execute horticultural projects.
Those working as a grounds manager can expect to earn a state median salary of $48,370 with upper range salaries of approximately $68,000 (as of 2016).
Job opportunities in the industry are growing at a rate of 5-8%, with North Carolina leading the way with a job opportunity growth rate of 11.7%.
Some positions require an associate’s degree, bachelor’s degree or a post-secondary certificate; other positions do not.
There are many different types of related landscaping jobs to choose from. The following are just a few of the common job titles graduates of horticultural science programs qualify for:
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Spend your days outside cultivating beautiful grounds. Jumpstart your career by applying to a horticultural science certificate or program today.