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“I just had my first day and it’s a dream job for me. Everything about it is exactly what I’ve been looking for. It wouldn’t be possible if not for this program and all of you who worked so hard making it special … I don’t know how to thank you and the RINLA/Growing Futures team enough … THANK YOU.”

Growing Futures Career Catalyst Training Program Participant

Agriculture and plant-based industries offer a wide range of career opportunities that can be achieved in a variety of ways. Most people who work in the fields of horticulture, agriculture, landscaping, arboriculture, etc. have found a passion in working outdoors alongside nature. There are many pathways available to explore your interests and to discover what avenue into plant-based industry is the best fit for you. 

Whether you work for a small company or a large, full-service landscape company, you will have the opportunity to explore the diverse pathways that exist within that company and the industry, and you will have opportunities to step into more important roles that serve the company as it works to support its clients’ needs, while achieving your own professional and educational goals. 

Some examples of job titles:

  • Account Manager
  • Administration or Accounting Specialist
  • Arborist
  • AutoCAD and other technical support professional
  • Business Developer
  • Business Owner
  • Fine Gardener
  • Green Engineer
  • Hardscape Installer
  • Horticultural Technician
  • Industry Supplier
  • Interiorscape 
  • Land Health Care Manager
  • Landscape Architect
  • Landscape Designer
  • Landscape Technician
  • Nursery / Greenhouse Professional
  • Office Manager
  • Supervisor 

Explore the many employment opportunities green industry has to offer. The resources below will help you to discover the careers that may interest you, learn about the educational requirements, and see how much you can earn at different types of plant-based industry jobs.

RINLA’s Career Pathway Map
National Association of Landscape Professionals