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Soil and Plant Scientists

Research the breeding, production, and management of crops, trees, and plants.

Quick Facts


Above the statewide median
$32.61 / hour    Read more about wages


Below statewide average
Growth rate:  10%    Read more about outlook


Graduate degree (any type) is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Analyze biological samples.
  • Classify organisms based on their characteristics or behavior.
  • Conduct research of processes in natural or industrial ecosystems.
  • Research crop management methods.
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Job Title Examples:

Agronomy Research Manager
Crop Nutrition Scientist
Soil Scientist

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