We surveyed 823 horticulturists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical horticulturist. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a horticulturist?

Low

High

Working as a horticulturist typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a horticulturist?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a horticulturist typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.

Is it easy to get a job as a horticulturist?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as a horticulturist. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for horticulturists.

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Do horticulturists work full-time or part-time?

69% of horticulturists work in full-time roles while 31% work part-time.

Is being a horticulturist stressful?

Low

High

Horticulturists tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a horticulturist?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a horticulturist.

How competitive is the workplace for horticulturists?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for horticulturists.

Does being a horticulturist require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for horticulturists.

Are horticulturists allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Horticulturists are afforded a certain level of ability to express themselves creatively, compared to other careers.

Do horticulturists have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Horticulturists tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a horticulturist physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a horticulturist requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.

Are horticulturists exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Horticulturists tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being a horticulturist require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a horticulturist.

Does being a good horticulturist require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as a horticulturist.