Careers

Through a career in horticulture, you can improve lives through everything from human health and nutrition to the simple beauty and pleasure we enjoy in our natural surroundings. Horticulturists work to produce the best, most healthy fruits and vegetables. They manage greenhouses and nurseries. They design, build and grow amazing landscape in all kinds of environments.

Growing healthier, more beautiful communities comes under a lot of job titles.

Horticulture/Garden writer Sales representative
Landscape designer Greenhouse manager
Floral crop manager Floral designer
Landscape contractor Arborist
Urban or park horticulturist Home and commercial lawn care manager
Teacher Plant breeder

Just a few places where your life’s work could begin:

Commercial greenhouses Bedding plant producers
Florists Seed companies
Commercial nurseries Landscape contractors
Garden centers Arboretums
Botanical gardens Park districts
Golf courses Commercial lawn care companies
Consulting firms Fruit and vegetable growers
Produce distributors Universities and high schools
U.S. Department of Agriculture Research agencies
Extension services Supply companies

Learn how our alumni are building a better world every single day.