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MANAGER, TREE CARE: This Is The Job For You If You Like Working Outdoors

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Travis, a manager at a tree care company, is responsible for fleet maintenance, crew inspections, and sales. He initially took an arboriculture class for fun, but decided to continue working outdoors after the course. He now spends the majority of his day in the field and tells us that this is the career for you if you like working outdoors.

Job Title: Assistant District Manager

Job Summary: Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

Job Description

Grounds maintenance workers provide a pleasant outdoor environment by ensuring that the grounds of houses, businesses, and parks are attractive, orderly, and healthy. Using hand or power tools or equipment, workers typically perform a variety of tasks, which may include any combination of the following: sod laying, mowing, trimming, planting, watering, fertilizing, digging, raking, sprinkler installation, and installation of mortarless segmental concrete masonry wall units.

On-the-Job Training

Short-term on-the-job training

Certification Requirement
Most states require workers who apply pesticides to be licensed.

Quick Facts

Average salary
Average salary
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$20,000 - $30,000
Projected job growth
Projected Job Growth
20 to 30 percent
Typical schedule
Typical schedule
Part-time, Full-time, Irregular, Varies Widely, Seasonal
Typical workplace
Typical workplace
Office, Outdoor, Physically demanding
Personal qualities
Personal Qualities
Problem solving skills, Strength/stamina, Hand-eye coordination, Likes working with hands

Educational Path

Education requirement
Education Requirement
High school degree
Recommended majors
Recommended Majors
Landscape Architecture
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<span m='13980'>day</span> <span m='14250'>will</span> <span m='14410'>start</span> <span m='14800'>in the</span> <span m='14940'>office,</span> <span m='15570'>then</span> <span m='15740'>I'm</span> <span m='15880'>in</span> <span m='15960'>the</span> <span m='16040'>field</span> <span m='16390'>for</span> <span m='16660'>roughly</span> <span m='17030'>six</span> <span m='17320'>to</span> <span m='17430'>seven</span> <span m='17780'>hours,</span> <span m='18330'>and</span> <span m='18520'>then</span> <span m='18730'>I'm back</span> <span m='19010'>in the</span> <span m='19110'>office</span> <span m='19590'>for</span> <span m='19750'>another</span> <span m='20550'>one</span> <span m='20840'>to</span> <span m='20990'>three</span> <span m='21270'>hours.</span> <span m='22210'>So</span> <span m='23050'>a</span> <span m='23230'>mixture</span> <span m='23660'>of</span> <span m='23820'>both</span> <span m='24690'>in field</span> <span m='25270'>and</span> <span m='25740'>in</span> <span 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