Plant Sciences, Horticulture, and Biotechnology
- Greenhouse and nursery management
- Vegetable and fruit production
- Plant biotechnology
- Plant breeding and genetics
- Nurseries, greenhouses, florists, and other wholesale and retail companies
- Extension service
- Biotechnology companies
- Plant propagation and production businesses
- Harvesting and fertilization manufacturers
- Consulting firms
- Government agencies: local, state, federal, and international
- High schools, colleges, and universities
Information & Strategies
- Gain practical experience in the field through internships and summer and part-time jobs.
- Assist a professor with a research project.
- Join horticultural or agronomy clubs or other student professional associations to network and cultivate related academic interests.
- Become a certified horticulturist.
- A master’s or doctoral degree may be necessary for advancement. Some federal and private agency work, consulting positions, and especially research positions require a graduate degree.
- Maintain a strong grade point average to be
competitive for graduate school admission.