There are a variety of horticulture jobs that do not require a degree, ranging from entry-level positions to those that require specialized skills or experience. Some examples include:
- Nursery Worker: A nursery worker is responsible for caring for and maintaining plants, including watering, fertilizing, and pruning. They may also assist with planting and harvesting, and help customers with plant selection and advice.
- Landscape Technician: A landscape technician is responsible for maintaining and installing outdoor landscapes, including mowing lawns, trimming shrubs and trees, and installing plant beds and hardscapes. They may also help with irrigation systems and other landscaping tasks.
- Greenhouse Worker: A greenhouse worker is responsible for caring for and maintaining plants in a greenhouse environment, including watering, fertilizing, and monitoring for pests and diseases. They may also assist with planting and harvesting, and help customers with plant selection and advice.
- Garden Center Associate: A garden center associate is responsible for assisting customers with plant selection and advice, as well as maintaining the store's inventory and displays.
- They may also assist with stocking and pricing merchandise, and help with sales and customer service.
- Groundskeeper: A groundskeeper is responsible for maintaining outdoor areas, such as parks, golf courses, and sports fields. This may include mowing lawns, trimming shrubs and trees, and maintaining irrigation systems.
These jobs typically require a strong work ethic, attention to detail, and a willingness to learn and work outdoors. While some experience or education in horticulture may be preferred, many employers are willing to train on the job.