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Forest and Conservation Workers

under supervision, perform manual labor necessary to develop, maintain, or protect areas such as forests, forested areas, woodlands, wetlands, and rangelands through such activities as raising and transporting seedlings; combating insects, pests, and diseases harmful to plant life; and building structures to control water, erosion, and leaching of soil. Includes forester aides, seedling pullers, tree planters, and gatherers of nontimber forestry products such as pine straw.
$33520
Bachelor’s degree
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Nursery Workers

Michael Hill from
1 reviews
work in nursery facilities or at customer location planting, cultivating, harvesting, and transplanting trees, shrubs, or plants.
$30140
No degree required
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Crop Farmworkers and Laborers

manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; cleaning, packing, and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities.
$30140
No degree required
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Tree Trimmers and Pruners

Lisa Tadewaldt from Urban Forest Pro
Brandon Buckelew from Contract company for Alabama Power
Daniel Morris from Fire And Saw
3 reviews
using sophisticated climbing and rigging techniques, cut away dead or excess branches from trees or shrubs to maintain right-of-way for roads, sidewalks, or utilities, or to improve appearance, health, and value of tree. Prune or treat trees or shrubs using handsaws, hand pruners, clippers, and power pruners. Works off the ground in the tree canopy and may use truck-mounted lifts.
$44040
No degree required
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
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Pesticide Handlers and Sprayers

mix or apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides through sprays, dusts, vapors, soil incorporation, or chemical application on trees, shrubs, lawns, or crops. Usually requires specific training and state or federal certification.
$39130
No degree required
Strong job growth
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Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

Kelly Bolen from Pine Valley Landscaping, Parker, CO
1 reviews
landscape or maintain grounds of property using hand or power tools or equipment. Workers typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, sprinkler installation, and installation of mortarless segmental concrete masonry wall units.
$33800
No degree required
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
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Landscaping Supervisors

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.
$54040
Associate’s degree
Strong job growth
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Floral Designers

Amine Boudour from Happy Flowers
2 reviews
design, cut, and arrange live, dried, or artificial flowers and foliage.
$30670
No degree required
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Forest and Conservation Technicians

provide technical assistance regarding the conservation of soil, water, forests, or related natural resources. May compile data pertaining to size, content, condition, and other characteristics of forest tracts, under the direction of foresters; or train and lead forest workers in forest propagation, fire prevention and suppression. May assist conservation scientists in managing, improving, and protecting rangelands and wildlife habitats.
$42780
No degree required
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Biological Technicians

assist biological and medical scientists. Set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, collect data and samples, make observations, and calculate and record results. May analyze organic substances, such as blood, food, and drugs.
$49490
Bachelor’s degree
Strong job growth
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Foresters

Alex Wick from
1 reviews
manage public and private forested lands for economic, recreational, and conservation purposes. May inventory the type, amount, and location of standing timber, appraise the timber’s worth, negotiate the purchase, and draw up contracts for procurement. May determine how to conserve wildlife habitats, creek beds, water quality, and soil stability, and how best to comply with environmental regulations. May devise plans for planting and growing new trees, monitor trees for healthy growth, and determine optimal harvesting schedules.
$66000
Bachelor’s degree
High job satisfaction
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Soil and Water Conservationists

plan or develop coordinated practices for soil erosion control, soil or water conservation, or sound land use.
$69020
Bachelor’s degree
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Biologists

research or study basic principles of plant and animal life, such as origin, relationship, development, anatomy, and functions.
$104810
Master’s degree
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Soil and Plant Scientists

conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils, and control of pests; or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. May classify and map soils and investigate effects of alternative practices on soil and crop productivity.
$73040
Doctoral degree
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Nursery and Greenhouse Managers

plan, organize, direct, control, and coordinate activities of workers engaged in propagating, cultivating, and harvesting horticultural specialties, such as trees, shrubs, flowers, mushrooms, and other plants.
$76810
Bachelor’s degree
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Botanists

Botanists are plant experts. They study the evolution and reproduction of plants and the relationships between plants and the environment. Botanists may carry out research in the field, analyze data, or write reports about their research.
$68800
Bachelor’s degree
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