Horticulture is a historically stable field regardless of the economy and is rich with diversity. Jobs range from entry level to upper management positions and include part-time, full-time, seasonal, temporary and permanent opportunities. One of the most appealing aspects of the field is that individuals can easily create their own niche to meet personal needs such as time commitments, duties, benefits, location and entrepreneurial goals.
Career Advice and Job Listings
Find help getting a job that puts your horticulture skills to use.
- Chaps Get Hired - an electronic job board for COD students, alumni, and community members
- Landscape Industry Careers
- Illinois Landscape Contractors Association (ILCA) Career Information
- Seed Your Future Careers
- Horticulture Career Tree
- Discover the Possibilities of a Career as a Landscape Professional (video)
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