There are currently an estimated 1,028,700 horticulturists in the United States. The horticulturist job market is expected to shrink by -0.8% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are horticulturists?

CareerExplorer rates horticulturists with a C employability rating, meaning this career should provide moderate employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will lose -6,500 horticulturists. That number is based on the retirement of 1,500 existing horticulturists.

What’s the supply of horticulturists?

The horticulturist industry is concentrated in California, Texas, Illinois

Horticulturist job market by state

State Name Employed Horticulturists
California 1,370
Texas 400
Illinois 230
Idaho 190
Iowa 180
Florida 150
Arkansas 150
Oregon 130
Washington 120
Arizona 110
North Dakota 100
Oklahoma 100
Kentucky 90
Georgia 80
Michigan 80
Ohio 80
Missouri 80
Wisconsin 60
Tennessee 60
Minnesota 50
North Carolina 50
Pennsylvania 50
New York 50
Nebraska 50
New Jersey 40
Nevada 40
Massachusetts 40
South Carolina 40
Indiana 40
New Mexico 40
Louisiana 40
Connecticut 30
Virginia 30