The Many Opportunities That Await Those Who Took Horticulture Courses

For people who have natural liking for plant life and desire to apply different principles and techniques to better care, propagate, and enhance the growth and life of wide variety of plants, they should consider taking up Horticulture courses. A couple of years ago, it maybe almost impossible for someone to take this course if he is just interested to use the skills for personal use as it appears to be a waste of time, money, and energy unless he intends to start a career out of it. Enrolling for lessons, squeezing the class schedule to fit work schedule, and going to and from the class venue, among others, are too inconvenient for one to make these sacrifices regardless of how much passion he has for plants. Fortunately because of correspondence education, a plant-lover can keep his day job, learn the skills that he wants without having to sacrifice so much.

Horticulture courses may not be as popular as other fields of study because of the impression that unless you work in research or the academe, career-opportunities are very limited. However, not many people know that it is very lucrative considering the numerous opportunities that are opened for those who took horticulture-related courses such as the following:

Jobs in the Government Sector- depending on the degree or level of educational attainment or academic exposure, one can be employed as:

Agricultural Inspector
Technical Officer in Horticulture-related agencies
Horticulture Inspector
Farm Supervisor
Professor, Assistant Professor, or Instructor in Agricultural Universities
Jobs in the Private Sector

Horticulture or Landscape Supervisor in farm houses, golf courses, construction companies, and other industries.
Horticulture Officer in companies that produce agriculture products
Marketing and Sales-related job in chemical companies that manufacture pesticides and insecticides and other plant-related industries
Jobs for the Self-Employed

Horticulture Advisor or consultant for individuals who and companies that are in need of advise related to garden, orchard, and other plant-related concerns
Raising a nursery for fruit-bearing, flower, and other ornamental plants
Opening a florist shop or carry out a floral decorating business
Starting a seed producer, mushroom grower, or fruit/flower/vegetable grower business
Support or Service-related Jobs

Researching and developing new techniques and principles to improve/enhance the different types of vegetables, fruits, and other ornamental plants
Experimenting and producing chemicals that will result to better plant production and quality
Collaborating with engineers who produce tools and machines that are used for plant production, harvesting, and storing
Getting involved in transporting and distribution of horticulture-related produce and products.
Working on landscape designing, ground maintenance, lawn care, and plant/tree care.
The list above proves that taking Horticulture courses is very rewarding both personally (peace brought about by communing with nature) and financially (potential earnings). If you are one of the talented people who have green thumbs and would like to explore this field without necessarily giving up everything and immersing in horticulture completely, you can test the waters by taking basic classes through correspondence learning. As the course progresses you will have a better understanding and appreciation of this field; hence, you will be in a much better position to make an informed decision if you can actually shift careers and start focusing on various plant-related industries.