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Soil and Plant Scientists


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

Soil and Plant Scientists research how crops, trees, and plants are grown or managed. They study which soils help plants to grow the best and how pests can be controlled. Their job may involve classifying different types of soils.

Wages $31.56 per hour on average  
Outlook The outlook is Fair
Education & Training Graduate degree (any type) is needed for entry.
Related Programs (Current training programs available)
On the Job Work Activities
Career Pathways Science and Mathematics
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