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11-9013.01 - Nursery and Greenhouse Managers

Plan, organize, direct, control, and coordinate activities of workers engaged in propagating, cultivating, and harvesting horticultural specialties, such as trees, shrubs, flowers, mushrooms, and other plants.

Sample of reported job titles: Farm Manager, Garden Center Manager, Greenhouse Manager, Grower, Harvesting Manager, Horticulturist, Nursery Manager, Perennial House Manager, Production Manager, Propagation Manager

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Tasks

  • Manage nurseries that grow horticultural plants for sale to trade or retail customers, for display or exhibition, or for research. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Identify plants as well as problems such as diseases, weeds, and insect pests. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Tour work areas to observe work being done, to inspect crops, and to evaluate plant and soil conditions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Assign work schedules and duties to nursery or greenhouse staff, and supervise their work. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Determine plant growing conditions, such as greenhouses, hydroponics, or natural settings, and set planting and care schedules. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Apply pesticides and fertilizers to plants. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Hire employees, and train them in gardening techniques. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Select and purchase seeds, plant nutrients, disease control chemicals, and garden and lawn care equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Determine types and quantities of horticultural plants to be grown, based on budgets, projected sales volumes, or executive directives. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Explain and enforce safety regulations and policies. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Position and regulate plant irrigation systems, and program environmental and irrigation control computers. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inspect facilities and equipment for signs of disrepair, and perform necessary maintenance work. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Coordinate clerical, record-keeping, inventory, requisitioning, and marketing activities. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare soil for planting, and plant or transplant seeds, bulbs, and cuttings. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Confer with horticultural personnel to plan facility renovations or additions. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Cut and prune trees, shrubs, flowers, and plants. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Provide information to customers on the care of trees, shrubs, flowers, plants, and lawns. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Construct structures and accessories such as greenhouses and benches. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Negotiate contracts such as those for land leases or tree purchases. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Graft plants. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Agricultural tractors — Multipurpose tractors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Air compressors — Portable air compressors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Alarm systems — Security alarm systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Backhoe boom or boom sections — Backhoe attachments See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bar code reader equipment — Bar code readers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Belt conveyors — Materials conveyors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Bench scales See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Broadcast spreaders — Mulch spreaders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Clock timers — Electric timing devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Composter — Composting equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Conductivity meters — Soil electrical conductivity measurement devices See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Container trailers — Powered trailers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cultivators — Mechanized tilling equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dewatering pumps — Drainage pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fertilizer spreaders or distributors — Fertilizer injectors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fog or mist generators — Aerosol foggers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Forklifts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Grease guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Greenhouse irrigation equipment — Fertigation equipment; Mist control systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Greenhouse pots — Hydroponic equipment; Soil pasteurizers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Greenhouse ventilation equipment — Carbon dioxide systems; Humidifiers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Handheld thermometer — Soil thermometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hygrometers — Humidity meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Irrigation trickles — Drip emitters; Trickle irrigators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory heaters — Radiant heaters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory mixers — Soil mixers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ladders — Extension ladders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lawn scarifiers — Lawn edgers; Line cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lawnmowers — Lawn mowers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Light trucks or sport utility vehicles — Sport utility vehicles SUVs See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Lightmeters — Light evaluation meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • pH meters — pH indicators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Portable data input terminals — Portable dataloggers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power chippers — Chipping equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power drills — Cordless power drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power meters — Power monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Psychrometers — Dew point meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Saws — Handsaws See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Secateurs or pruning shears — Extended pole pruners; Pneumatic cutters; Pneumatic pruners; Pruning tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Skid steer loaders — Skid steer machines See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Soil core sampling apparatus — Power augers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sprayers — Chemical sprayers; Fumigation equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Steam autoclaves or sterilizers — Steam sterilizers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Stereo or dissecting light microscopes — Stereo light microscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Transplanters — Transplanting equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Trenching machines — Trenchers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Water sprinklers — Impact sprinklers; Microsprinklers; Overhead sprinklers; Pop-up sprinklers See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Electronic mail software — Email software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Enterprise resource planning ERP software — Argos Software ABECAS Insight Nursery and Greenhouse Management software; Innovative Software Solutions Picas See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

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Knowledge

  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Personnel and Human Resources — Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Economics and Accounting — Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Transportation — Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Design — Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • Management of Personnel Resources — Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Negotiation — Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Persuasion — Persuading others to change their minds or behavior. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Management of Material Resources — Obtaining and seeing to the appropriate use of equipment, facilities, and materials needed to do certain work. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Learning Strategies — Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Management of Financial Resources — Determining how money will be spent to get the work done, and accounting for these expenditures. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Visual Color Discrimination — The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Judging the Qualities of Things, Services, or People — Assessing the value, importance, or quality of things or people. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material — Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Staffing Organizational Units — Recruiting, interviewing, selecting, hiring, and promoting employees in an organization. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Selling or Influencing Others — Convincing others to buy merchandise/goods or to otherwise change their minds or actions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles). See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing Administrative Activities — Performing day-to-day administrative tasks such as maintaining information files and processing paperwork. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Advise customers on technical or procedural issues. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Supervise employees. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct organizational operations, projects, or services. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Perform manual agricultural, aquacultural, or horticultural tasks. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Inspect condition or functioning of facilities or equipment. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Confer with organizational members to accomplish work activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Negotiate sales or lease agreements for products or services. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicate organizational policies and procedures. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare staff schedules or work assignments. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct administrative or support services. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Conduct employee training programs. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Manage agricultural or forestry operations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Hire personnel. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Direct sales, marketing, or customer service activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitor facilities or operational systems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Perform manual service or maintenance tasks. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Purchase materials, equipment, or other resources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimate cost or material requirements. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 91% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 91% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 90% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 80% responded “Very high responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 77% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 72% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 20% responded “Contact with others about half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 74% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 27% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 28% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 22% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 29% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Under Cover — 27% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — 21% responded “Never.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • In an Open Vehicle or Equipment — 28% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 68% responded “40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Contaminants — 67% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 28% responded “I work with others but not closely (e.g., private office).” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 29% responded “Never.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Conditions — 19% responded “Never.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 32% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 67% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 22% responded “Never.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Walking and Running — 24% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 18% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 14% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 23% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 73% responded “Moderately competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Kneeling, Crouching, Stooping, or Crawling — 13% responded “About half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
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  • In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — 33% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 23% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed
Education Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
Related Experience Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
Job Training Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training with experienced workers. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples These occupations usually involve using communication and organizational skills to coordinate, supervise, manage, or train others to accomplish goals. Examples include food service managers, electricians, agricultural technicians, legal secretaries, occupational therapy assistants, and medical assistants.
SVP Range (6.0 to < 7.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
45   Bachelor's degree
24   Associate's degree
19   Some college, no degree

This occupation may require a background in the following science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational disciplines:

Life Sciences — Horticultural Science

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: ERC

  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages data collected from Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers.
Employment data collected from Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers.
Industry data collected from Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers.

Median wages (2014) $32.72 hourly, $68,050 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 931,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Decline (-3% or lower) Decline (-3% or lower)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 150,200
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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