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TREE CARE ESTIMATOR, IN-DEPTH: It's A Great Field; All Of My Friends In Horticulature Have Jobs

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Lexi, a Tree Care Estimator, describes what she loves most about her job, its challenges, how hard it is to get a job in her field, and her work-life balance. She loves helping plants. Her biggest challenge is that she's relatively new to the position, and still learning how to apply the skills that she's learned over the years to the problems she needs to solve today.

Degree: Environmental Horticulture
Job Title: Tree Care Estimator

Job Summary: Soil and Plant Scientists

Job Description

Soil and Plant Scientists conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils, and control of pests; or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. May classify and map soils and investigate effects of alternative practices on soil and crop productivity.

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Average salary
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$35,000 - $95,000
Projected job growth
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10 to 14 percent
Typical schedule
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Full-time
Typical workplace
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Indoor, Outdoor, Office
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Analytical skills, Likes working with hands, Problem solving skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Mathematical skills

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m='10210'>this</span> <span m='10450'>plant.</span> <span m='10880'>I'm</span> <span m='11160'>not</span> <span m='11920'>helping</span> <span m='12190'>a</span> <span m='12240'>sick</span> <span m='12430'>person,</span> <span m='13140'>but</span> <span m='13420'>maybe</span> <span m='14420'>in</span> <span m='14900'>some</span> <span m='15140'>small</span> <span m='15550'>form</span> <span m='16245'>this tree</span> <span m='16580'>will</span> <span m='16710'>make</span> <span m='16950'>this</span> <span m='17120'>person's</span> <span m='17580'>walk</span> <span m='17850'>a</span> <span m='17900'>little</span> <span m='18050'>bit</span> <span m='18170'>better.</span> </p><p><span m='19450'>And</span> <span m='19650'>one</span> <span m='19790'>of</span> <span m='19840'>the</span> <span m='19950'>things</span> <span m='20190'>that</span> <span m='20290'>are</span> <span m='20480'>challenging</span> <span m='21120'>is</span> <span m='21400'>that</span> <span m='21630'>this</span> <span m='21810'>is</span> <span m='21940'>a</span> <span m='22010'>completely</span> <span m='23780'>new</span> <span m='24050'>field</span> <span m='24320'>for</span> <span m='24410'>me.</span> <span m='24590'>I</span> <span m='24650'>did</span> <span m='24790'>a</span> <span m='24840'>lot</span> <span m='25510'>of</span> <span m='26020'>nursery</span> <span m='26380'>retail,</span> <span m='27000'>so</span> <span m='27580'>it</span> <span m='27690'>had</span> <span m='27880'>very</span> <span m='28090'>specific</span> <span m='28510'>hours.</span> <span m='30040'>I</span> <span m='30170'>was</span> <span m='30320'>at</span> <span m='30500'>one</span> <span m='31060'>single</span> <span m='31330'>place.</span> <span m='32060'>Someone</span> <span m='32860'>set</span> <span m='33560'>job</span> <span m='33860'>guidelines</span> <span m='34310'>and</span> <span m='34380'>whatnot.</span> </p><p><span m='35380'>And</span> <span m='35600'>here</span> <span m='35960'>is</span> <span m='36040'>a</span> <span m='36110'>lot</span> <span m='36270'>more</span> <span m='36400'>independence.</span> <span m='37230'>And</span> <span m='39240'>like</span> <span m='39460'>I</span> <span m='39530'>said,</span> <span m='39920'>everything</span> <span m='40330'>is</span> <span m='40510'>different.</span> <span m='40880'>Every</span> <span m='41090'>day</span> <span m='41250'>is</span> <span m='41570'>unique.</span> <span m='42540'>So</span> <span m='43130'>learning</span> <span m='43520'>how</span> <span m='43800'>to</span> <span m='45030'>apply</span> <span m='45240'>the</span> <span m='45320'>skills that</span> <span m='45690'>I've</span> <span m='45870'>learned</span> <span m='46110'>over</span> <span m='46190'>the</span> <span m='46290'>years</span> <span m='47050'>into</span> <span m='47570'>whatever</span> <span m='47840'>problem</span> <span m='48250'>I'm</span> <span m='48390'>getting</span> <span m='48610'>to</span> <span m='48790'>solve</span> <span m='49220'>today.</span> </p><p><span m='50550'>Is</span> <span m='50780'>it</span> <span m='51060'>hard</span> <span m='51240'>to</span> <span m='51310'>get a</span> <span m='51440'>job</span> <span m='51825'>in this field?</span> <span m='53490'>Not in</span> <span m='53780'>my</span> <span m='53960'>experience.</span> <span m='56070'>My</span> <span m='56280'>horticulture</span> <span m='56710'>friends</span> <span m='57000'>are</span> <span m='57070'>some</span> <span m='57200'>of</span> <span m='57260'>my</span> <span m='57370'>closest</span> <span m='57760'>friends.</span> <span m='58100'>And</span> <span m='59680'>I</span> <span m='59800'>think</span> <span m='60030'>every</span> <span m='60400'>single</span> <span m='60630'>one</span> <span m='60770'>of</span> <span m='60870'>my</span> <span m='61010'>friends</span> <span m='61410'>who</span> <span m='61930'>graduated</span> <span m='62470'>are</span> <span m='62640'>all</span> <span m='62850'>working</span> <span m='63630'>and</span> <span m='64569'>have</span> <span m='64769'>good</span> <span m='64989'>salaried</span> <span m='65379'>jobs</span> <span m='65900'>and</span> <span m='66300'>are</span> <span m='66430'>enjoying</span> <span m='66880'>what</span> <span m='67010'>they're</span> <span m='67100'>doing,</span> <span m='68780'>and</span> <span m='68930'>are</span> <span m='69050'>looking</span> <span m='69290'>forward</span> <span m='69460'>to</span> <span m='69550'>staying</span> <span m='69850'>with</span> <span m='69950'>those</span> <span m='70120'>companies</span> <span m='70680'>for</span> <span m='70930'>years</span> <span m='71170'>to</span> <span m='71280'>come.</span> </p><p><span m='72620'>So</span> <span m='73160'>it</span> <span m='73650'>pays</span> <span m='73970'>off,</span> <span m='74200'>working</span> <span m='74470'>hard</span> <span m='74730'>and</span> <span m='75630'>being</span> <span m='75850'>dedicated</span> <span m='76370'>to</span> <span 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<span m='86420'>still</span> <span m='86880'>trying</span> <span m='87220'>to</span> <span m='87280'>find</span> <span m='87630'>that</span> <span m='87770'>balance</span> <span m='88520'>of</span> <span m='88780'>not</span> <span m='88980'>being</span> <span m='89200'>able</span> <span m='89340'>to</span> <span m='89430'>spend</span> <span m='90480'>all</span> <span m='90710'>day</span> <span m='90860'>with</span> <span m='91000'>each</span> <span m='91130'>other,</span> <span m='91690'>and</span> <span m='92130'>being</span> <span m='92340'>able</span> <span m='92580'>to</span> <span m='92740'>work</span> <span m='93240'>and</span> <span m='93610'>exercise</span> <span m='94380'>and</span> <span m='94830'>eat</span> <span m='95000'>well</span> <span m='95360'>and</span> <span m='95550'>stuff</span> <span m='95710'>like</span> <span m='95860'>that.</span> <span m='96120'>So</span> <span m='96270'>it's</span> <span m='96410'>still</span> <span m='97090'>a</span> <span 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m='108300'>it</span> <span m='108430'>so</span> <span m='108590'>much</span> <span m='108810'>worthwhile</span> <span m='109750'>to</span> <span m='109850'>get</span> <span m='109990'>up</span> <span m='110090'>in</span> <span m='110180'>the</span> <span m='110240'>morning</span> <span m='110570'>to</span> <span m='110690'>know</span> <span m='110840'>that</span> <span m='110960'>you're</span> <span m='111070'>going</span> <span m='111170'>to</span> <span m='111210'>enjoy</span> <span m='111630'>what you're</span> <span m='111770'>going</span> <span m='111950'>to</span> <span m='112000'>be</span> <span m='112100'>doing</span> <span m='112530'>that</span> <span m='112840'>day,</span> <span m='113150'>rather</span> <span m='113410'>than</span> <span m='113630'>a</span> <span m='113710'>dead</span> <span m='113880'>end</span> <span m='114040'>job</span> <span m='114320'>that</span> <span m='114810'>you</span> <span m='115010'>hate.</span> <span m='115760'>So</span> <span m='116260'>life</span> <span m='116450'>is</span> <span m='116590'>much</span> <span m='116790'>more</span> <span m='116970'>enjoyable</span> <span m='117270'>when you</span> <span m='117570'>like</span> <span m='117870'>what</span> <span m='118170'>you're</span> <span m='118470'>doing.</span> </p>","file":{"id":290855,"video_id":"2714864611001","name":"1231-Lexi-TreeCareEstimator2","duration":119351,"thumbnail_url":null}});

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