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Career Tracks: Horticulture Landscape Management

Graduates of this program may pursue careers in professional ornamental and lawn care establishments and maintenance of recreational facilities; production and sale of sod, supplies and equipment; or service as technicians for private businesses or government agencies.

Characteristics & Temperament

Graduates in this field should have:

  • manual dexterity

  • eye, hand coordination

  • good physical condition

  • love for the great outdoors

  • ability to coordinate work and be innovative with designs
     

Employment Outlook

Graduates in this field can expect the following developments:

  • salary average: $23,970 per year according to the US Department of Labor. You may view the most current Occupational Outlook statistics at: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/building-and-grounds-cleaning/grounds-maintenance-workers.htm

  • 93% placement rate for 2011 - 2013 graduates

  • owners / operators or professional grounds maintenance business

  • grounds maintenance technicians

  • with experience, graduates may advance to supervisors or general landscape contractors, owners and operators of own businesses, park supervisors, golf course superintendents, vocational school instructors, nurserymen, etc.
     

Employers

Recent graduates have found work at: