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HORTICULTURIST: Fascination With Plants Led To Science & Spanish

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Willie is a Horticulturist who works with plants and compost for a garden retail store. His daily responsibilities are interesting and varied, from making soil and taking care of plants, to handling customers and answering questions. Once he discovered his love for plants he studied Soil Science and Spanish. Composting is a new industry, but a growing and important one.

Degree: Agriculture Education
Job Title: Horticulturist

Job Summary: Soil and Plant Scientists

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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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$35,000 - $95,000
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Problem solving skills, Analytical skills, Written communication skills, Verbal communication skills, Mathematical skills, Likes working with hands

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My</span> <span m='470'>name's</span> <span m='710'>Willy.</span> <span m='1200'>And</span> <span m='1550'>I</span> <span m='1600'>work</span> <span m='2160'>kind</span> <span m='2490'>of</span> <span m='2580'>as</span> <span m='2690'>a</span> <span m='2750'>horticulturalist,</span> <span m='3620'>which</span> <span m='3790'>is</span> <span m='3920'>somebody</span> <span m='4130'>who works</span> <span m='4390'>with</span> <span m='4470'>plants.</span> </p><p><span m='5040'>And</span> <span m='5460'>I</span> <span m='5520'>work</span> <span m='5740'>with</span> <span m='5860'>compost</span> <span m='6940'>for</span> <span m='7120'>a</span> <span m='7170'>retail</span> <span m='7530'>organization</span> <span m='8029'>called</span> <span m='8210'>Garden-Ville.</span> <span m='9200'>And</span> <span m='9840'>each</span> <span m='10090'>day</span> <span m='10440'>I</span> <span m='10690'>am</span> <span m='11200'>tasked</span> <span m='11700'>with</span> <span m='11910'>trying</span> <span m='12230'>to</span> <span m='12300'>help</span> <span m='13120'>different</span> <span m='13530'>aspects</span> <span m='13910'>of</span> <span m='13960'>the</span> <span m='14030'>business,</span> <span m='14380'>everything</span> <span m='14730'>from</span> <span m='14920'>making</span> <span m='15260'>soils</span> <span m='15760'>that</span> <span m='15840'>plants</span> <span m='16090'>will</span> <span m='16250'>grow</span> <span m='16580'>in,</span> <span m='17920'>to</span> <span m='18620'>helping</span> <span m='18950'>plants</span> <span m='19320'>out</span> <span m='19530'>to</span> <span m='19640'>look</span> <span m='19850'>their</span> <span m='19990'>best</span> <span m='20210'>so</span> <span m='20340'>that</span> <span m='20540'>they</span> <span m='20660'>sell</span> <span m='20940'>well,</span> <span m='21670'>and</span> <span m='22000'>answering</span> <span m='22300'>questions</span> <span m='22830'>for</span> <span m='22960'>some</span> <span m='23100'>of</span> <span m='23240'>our</span> <span m='23360'>customers.</span> </p><p><span m='23940'>So</span> <span m='24150'>it's</span> <span m='24990'>very</span> <span m='25230'>interactive,</span> <span m='26000'>very</span> <span m='26120'>dynamic.</span> <span m='26720'>Which</span> <span m='26900'>means</span> <span m='27170'>that it</span> <span m='27420'>just</span> <span m='27620'>\"changes</span> <span m='28040'>a lot from</span> <span m='28410'>day</span> <span m='28550'>to</span> <span m='28640'>day\"</span> <span m='28830'>type</span> <span m='29050'>job,</span> <span m='29380'>which</span> <span m='30050'>is</span> <span m='30230'>good</span> <span m='30400'>for</span> <span m='30530'>me.</span> <span m='31560'>I'm</span> <span m='31640'>not</span> <span m='31800'>really</span> <span m='32009'>at</span> <span m='32110'>a</span> <span m='32170'>desk</span> <span m='32540'>and</span> <span m='32640'>not</span> <span m='32900'>really</span> <span m='33200'>outside</span> <span m='33770'>all day. So</span> <span m='34025'>I</span> <span m='34280'>think</span> <span m='34510'>it's</span> <span m='34640'>a</span> <span m='34740'>good</span> <span m='35250'>mix</span> <span m='36000'>for</span> <span m='36320'>my</span> <span m='36620'>personality</span> <span m='37200'>type,</span> <span m='37490'>which</span> <span m='37690'>tends</span> <span m='37970'>to</span> <span m='38120'>bounce</span> <span m='38450'>around</span> <span m='38700'>a</span> <span m='38750'>lot.</span> </p><p><span m='40030'>I</span> <span m='40140'>was</span> <span m='40350'>not</span> <span m='40610'>the</span> <span m='40680'>best</span> <span m='40950'>student</span> <span m='41180'>in</span> <span m='41270'>the</span> <span m='41340'>world.</span> <span m='41670'>As</span> <span m='41800'>a</span> <span m='41970'>matter of</span> <span m='42020'>fact,</span> <span m='42310'>I</span> <span m='42350'>think</span> <span m='42570'>I was</span> <span m='42690'>described</span> <span m='43110'>as</span> <span m='43220'>the</span> <span m='43300'>worst</span> <span m='43600'>student</span> <span m='43870'>in</span> <span m='43960'>the</span> <span m='44030'>world</span> <span m='44480'>by</span> <span m='44960'>my</span> <span m='45150'>parents,</span> <span m='46750'>and</span> <span m='46900'>my</span> <span m='46980'>teachers</span> <span m='47330'>too.</span> <span m='47870'>But</span> <span m='48170'>I</span> <span m='48280'>learned</span> <span m='48700'>a</span> <span m='48770'>little</span> <span m='49010'>bit</span> <span m='49140'>later</span> <span m='50300'>about</span> <span m='50770'>the</span> <span m='50900'>value</span> <span m='51530'>of,</span> <span m='51900'>in</span> <span m='52080'>my</span> <span m='52300'>career</span> <span m='52580'>field,</span> <span m='53200'>particularly</span> <span m='53710'>chemistry,</span> <span m='54380'>biology.</span> <span m='54860'>They</span> <span m='54950'>were</span> <span m='55080'>fascinating</span> <span m='55790'>once</span> <span m='56070'>I</span> <span m='56270'>found</span> <span m='56720'>something</span> <span m='57620'>that</span> <span m='57740'>I</span> <span m='57790'>loved</span> <span m='58330'>to</span> <span m='58470'>do,</span> <span m='58800'>which</span> <span m='58880'>was</span> <span m='58970'>work</span> <span m='59150'>with</span> <span m='59240'>plants.</span> </p><p><span m='60760'>I'd</span> <span m='60880'>been a</span> <span m='61160'>musician</span> <span m='61600'>for</span> <span m='61720'>a</span> <span m='61770'>long</span> <span m='62020'>time.</span> <span m='62420'>And</span> <span m='62560'>I</span> <span m='62650'>got</span> <span m='62870'>tired</span> <span m='63190'>of</span> <span m='63480'>sleeping</span> <span m='63840'>on</span> <span m='64010'>floors</span> <span m='64470'>and touring and</span> <span m='65110'>all</span> <span m='65230'>that</span> <span m='65390'>kind</span> <span m='65570'>of</span> <span m='65630'>stuff.</span> <span 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m='76930'>as</span> <span m='77040'>well,</span> <span m='77290'>which</span> <span m='77480'>was</span> <span m='77640'>actually</span> <span m='78110'>a</span> <span m='78210'>real</span> <span m='78500'>benefit</span> <span m='79030'>in</span> <span m='79130'>the</span> <span m='79240'>industry,</span> <span m='79780'>it</span> <span m='79900'>being</span> <span m='80120'>in</span> <span m='80250'>the</span> <span m='80560'>southern</span> <span m='80960'>United</span> <span m='82350'>States.</span> </p><p><span m='83730'>And</span> <span m='83900'>then</span> <span m='84050'>my</span> <span m='84200'>thesis</span> <span m='84780'>was</span> <span m='85020'>on</span> <span m='86080'>composting</span> <span m='86760'>specifically.</span> <span m='87440'>So</span> <span m='87570'>that's</span> <span m='87820'>how</span> <span m='87930'>I</span> <span m='87990'>found</span> <span m='88250'>myself</span> <span m='88580'>here.</span> <span m='89540'>And</span> <span m='89830'>that's</span> <span m='90140'>sort</span> <span m='90430'>of</span> <span m='90610'>what</span> <span m='90830'>led</span> <span m='91400'>to</span> <span m='92010'>the</span> <span m='92080'>progression</span> <span m='92540'>of</span> <span m='92600'>me</span> <span m='92790'>being</span> <span m='93320'>in</span> <span m='93480'>this</span> <span m='93700'>industry.</span> </p><p><span m='95060'>I</span> <span m='95190'>think</span> <span m='95490'>it's</span> <span m='95630'>a</span> <span m='95680'>growing</span> <span m='96300'>industry.</span> <span m='97060'>Like</span> <span m='97240'>I</span> <span m='97260'>said,</span> <span m='97500'>it's</span> <span m='97650'>a</span> <span m='97700'>baby</span> <span m='98120'>industry.</span> <span m='98550'>And</span> <span m='98670'>so</span> <span m='98750'>I</span> <span m='98840'>think</span> <span m='99150'>as</span> <span m='99880'>people</span> <span m='100140'>come</span> <span m='100380'>up,</span> <span m='100550'>the</span> <span m='100630'>smart</span> <span m='100980'>minds,</span> <span m='101900'>it</span> <span m='102280'>is</span> <span m='102550'>going</span> <span m='102730'>to</span> <span m='102770'>be</span> <span m='102900'>something</span> <span m='103230'>that</span> <span m='103340'>is</span> <span m='103490'>going</span> <span m='103670'>to</span> <span m='103820'>really</span> <span m='104030'>blossom.</span> <span m='105120'>And</span> <span m='105540'>it's in its</span> <span m='105700'>burgeoning</span> <span m='106200'>phase</span> <span m='106500'>right</span> <span m='106740'>now.</span> <span m='107150'>So</span> <span m='108670'>it</span> <span m='108820'>is</span> <span m='108950'>going</span> <span m='109150'>to</span> <span m='109240'>be</span> <span m='109770'>a</span> <span m='109810'>bigger</span> <span m='110300'>field</span> <span m='110960'>and</span> <span m='111210'>a</span> <span m='111260'>stronger</span> <span m='111720'>field,</span> <span 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