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HORTICULTURE SCIENCE TECHNICIAN, IN-DEPTH: Know What You Want

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Anders is a Science Technician and works with plants and people everyday. He is an instructor for local community colleges and helps and teaches students. He describes the large field of Horticulture and it's perks of choosing a field in this industry.

School: University of California Berkeley
Degree: Interdisciplinary Studies
Job Title: Horticulture Science Technician
Employer: Merritt College & Diablo College

Job Summary: Forest and Conservation Technicians

Job Description

Forest and conservation technicians measure and improve the quality of forests, rangeland, and other natural areas.

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$25,000 - $55,000
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Not applicable
Typical schedule
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Full-time, Long hours
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Outdoor, Physically demanding, Remote, Office, Travel, Hospital / Clinic
Personal qualities
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Analytical skills, People skills, Problem solving skills, Public speaking ability, Strength/stamina, Verbal communication skills, Detail oriented, Likes working with hands, Technical skills

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So</span> <span m='7410'>I</span> <span m='7500'>really</span> <span m='7970'>have--</span> <span m='8119'>my</span> <span m='8270'>interest</span> <span m='8700'>is</span> <span m='8800'>mostly in</span> <span m='9240'>connecting</span> <span m='9700'>us</span> <span m='9840'>back</span> <span m='10110'>to</span> <span m='10220'>our</span> <span m='10370'>resources</span> <span m='11050'>and</span> <span m='11710'>towards,</span> <span m='12380'>like,</span> <span m='12610'>our</span> <span m='12740'>natural</span> <span m='13130'>environment</span> <span m='13610'>in</span> <span m='13740'>a</span> <span m='13820'>way</span> <span m='13990'>that</span> <span m='14190'>is</span> <span m='14680'>immediate.</span> <span m='15350'>And</span> <span m='15710'>so</span> <span m='15880'>that's</span> <span m='16140'>like</span> <span m='16430'>my</span> <span m='16610'>passion</span> <span m='17050'>and</span> <span m='17200'>why</span> <span m='17350'>I'm</span> <span m='17490'>involved</span> <span m='17880'>in</span> <span m='17960'>this</span> <span m='18160'>field,</span> <span m='19810'>which</span> <span m='20140'>is</span> <span m='20290'>more</span> <span m='20480'>broadly</span> <span m='21130'>described</span> <span m='21660'>as</span> <span m='21930'>the</span> <span m='22040'>field</span> <span m='22260'>of</span> <span m='22340'>\"horticulture,\"</span> <span m='23140'>which</span> <span m='23310'>is</span> <span m='23430'>actually</span> <span m='23750'>kind</span> <span m='23940'>of</span> <span m='24050'>more--</span> <span m='25100'>there's</span> <span m='25380'>a</span> <span m='25430'>lot</span> <span m='25630'>of</span> <span m='25690'>subtlety</span> <span m='26200'>within</span> <span m='26460'>that</span> <span m='26680'>field</span> <span m='26960'>to what</span> <span m='27230'>it actually</span> <span m='27575'>means.</span> </p><p><span m='28640'>I</span> <span m='28760'>also</span> <span m='28980'>like</span> <span m='29260'>working</span> <span m='29520'>with</span> <span m='29640'>people.</span> <span m='29940'>Sometimes,</span> <span m='30290'>it's</span> <span m='30400'>hard</span> <span m='30630'>because</span> <span m='30910'>people</span> <span m='31180'>who</span> <span m='31270'>are</span> <span m='31370'>interested</span> <span m='31870'>in</span> <span m='33360'>obscure</span> <span m='33870'>subjects</span> <span m='34540'>or</span> <span m='34760'>specific</span> <span m='35330'>subjects</span> <span m='35800'>sometimes</span> <span m='36180'>are</span> <span m='36260'>difficult</span> <span m='36700'>to</span> <span m='36760'>work</span> <span m='36950'>with,</span> <span m='37270'>but</span> <span m='37420'>I</span> <span m='37580'>really</span> <span m='37880'>like</span> <span m='38230'>connecting</span> <span m='38720'>people--</span> <span m='39430'>with</span> <span m='39670'>people</span> <span m='40120'>and</span> <span m='40280'>connecting</span> <span m='41330'>with</span> <span m='41500'>their</span> <span m='41640'>culture</span> <span m='42120'>and</span> <span m='42320'>to</span> <span m='42740'>the</span> <span m='42860'>world</span> <span m='43130'>of</span> <span m='43450'>plants,</span> <span m='43890'>which</span> <span m='44200'>can</span> <span m='44370'>be</span> <span m='44500'>as</span> <span m='45010'>big</span> <span m='45300'>as</span> <span m='45720'>trees</span> <span m='46140'>in</span> <span m='46260'>your</span> <span m='46800'>native</span> <span m='47100'>forests</span> <span m='47610'>to</span> <span m='47810'>as</span> <span m='47880'>small</span> <span m='48150'>as</span> <span m='48420'>like</span> <span m='49410'>a</span> <span m='49480'>little</span> <span m='50900'>bonsai</span> <span m='51420'>collection</span> <span m='51980'>of</span> <span m='52080'>someone</span> <span m='52470'>pruning</span> <span m='52800'>something</span> <span m='53120'>in</span> <span m='53190'>their</span> <span m='53430'>way.</span> <span m='53670'>So</span> <span m='53880'>there's</span> <span m='54060'>a</span> <span m='54100'>lot</span> <span m='54250'>of</span> <span m='54320'>possibility</span> <span m='54645'>with</span> <span m='54970'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='55880'>What</span> <span m='55990'>I</span> <span m='56050'>dislike</span> <span m='56450'>most</span> <span m='56760'>is</span> <span m='56890'>probably</span> <span m='57270'>that,</span> <span m='57465'>the</span> <span m='57660'>field</span> <span m='58040'>in</span> <span m='58160'>general--</span> <span m='58730'>it's</span> <span m='58870'>actually</span> <span m='59180'>very</span> <span m='59390'>large.</span> <span m='59880'>There's a</span> <span m='60020'>lot</span> <span m='60230'>of</span> <span m='60330'>employment</span> <span m='60780'>opportunities,</span> <span m='61400'>but</span> <span m='61630'>many</span> <span m='61910'>of</span> <span m='61990'>them</span> <span m='62200'>are</span> <span m='62550'>not</span> <span m='63020'>very</span> <span m='63380'>high</span> <span m='63640'>pay.</span> <span m='64950'>But</span> <span m='65440'>because</span> <span m='65780'>there's</span> <span m='66480'>a</span> <span m='66590'>stratification</span> <span m='68140'>kind</span> <span m='68340'>of</span> <span m='68480'>employment</span> <span m='68940'>options,</span> <span m='69360'>it's</span> <span m='69570'>good</span> <span m='69760'>because</span> <span m='70030'>you</span> <span m='70130'>can</span> <span m='70310'>work</span> <span m='70600'>your</span> <span m='70710'>way</span> <span m='70880'>up.</span> <span m='71930'>You</span> <span m='72070'>can</span> <span m='72250'>get,</span> <span m='72480'>like,</span> <span m='72850'>pretty</span> <span m='73080'>much</span> <span m='73330'>jobs</span> <span m='73650'>without</span> <span m='73960'>any</span> <span m='74270'>degree</span> <span m='74590'>at</span> <span m='74670'>all</span> <span m='74960'>or any</span> <span m='75250'>training,</span> <span m='75680'>and</span> <span m='75790'>then</span> <span m='76010'>you</span> <span m='76150'>can</span> <span m='76280'>also</span> <span m='76510'>have</span> <span m='76680'>jobs</span> <span m='77030'>where</span> <span m='77140'>you're</span> <span m='77240'>management</span> <span m='77770'>level.</span> <span m='78200'>Or</span> <span m='78410'>you're</span> <span m='78530'>just</span> <span m='78960'>a</span> <span m='79290'>specialized</span> <span m='80020'>researcher</span> <span m='80650'>of</span> <span m='80710'>some</span> <span m='80900'>kind,</span> <span m='81270'>and</span> <span m='81390'>it's</span> <span m='81610'>like</span> <span m='81930'>a</span> <span m='82020'>professional-level</span> <span m='82950'>job</span> <span m='83260'>and you</span> <span m='83680'>would need a</span> <span m='83790'>doctorate</span> <span m='84055'>or</span> <span m='84320'>a</span> <span m='84480'>Ph.D.</span> </p><p><span m='84990'>So</span> <span m='85150'>there's</span> <span m='85360'>the</span> <span m='85410'>whole</span> <span m='85660'>range</span> <span m='85990'>in</span> <span m='86070'>between.</span> <span m='88080'>But</span> <span m='88650'>because</span> <span m='89020'>it's</span> <span m='89340'>so</span> <span m='89560'>large,</span> <span m='89940'>sometimes</span> <span m='90280'>people</span> <span m='90510'>don't</span> <span m='90740'>know</span> <span m='90930'>quite</span> <span m='91280'>what</span> <span m='91440'>it</span> <span m='91550'>means</span> <span m='92520'>and</span> <span m='92750'>people</span> <span m='92950'>have</span> <span m='93110'>stereotypes</span> <span m='93790'>around</span> <span m='94860'>what</span> <span m='95070'>the</span> <span m='95170'>field</span> <span m='95470'>means</span> <span m='95730'>as</span> <span m='95970'>just</span> <span m='96200'>physical</span> <span m='96610'>labor.</span> <span m='98480'>And</span> <span m='98870'>being</span> <span m='99200'>that</span> <span m='99370'>it</span> <span m='99490'>is</span> <span m='99700'>a</span> <span m='99780'>physic--</span> <span m='100250'>there</span> <span m='100440'>is</span> <span m='101010'>a</span> <span m='101750'>physical</span> <span m='102190'>element</span> <span m='102620'>to</span> <span m='102830'>the</span> <span m='102950'>field,</span> <span m='103350'>that</span> <span m='103790'>is</span> <span m='104010'>probably</span> <span m='104300'>another</span> <span m='104850'>thing</span> <span m='104990'>that</span> <span m='105140'>I</span> <span m='105190'>don't</span> <span m='105380'>love</span> <span m='105580'>about</span> <span m='105790'>the</span> <span m='105880'>job--</span> <span m='106230'>the</span> <span m='106360'>degree</span> <span m='106730'>to</span> <span m='108000'>which</span> <span m='108350'>you</span> <span m='109260'>need</span> <span m='109670'>physical</span> <span m='110130'>work,</span> <span m='111080'>either</span> <span m='111330'>yourself</span> <span m='111820'>or</span> <span m='111930'>to</span> <span m='112000'>manage</span> <span m='112370'>people</span> <span m='112670'>doing</span> <span m='112950'>it</span> <span m='113140'>or</span> <span m='113700'>large</span> <span m='114050'>equipment</span> <span m='114520'>to</span> <span m='114630'>do</span> <span m='114820'>it,</span> <span m='115870'>to</span> <span m='115930'>actually</span> <span m='116320'>make</span> <span m='116560'>things</span> <span m='116790'>work</span> <span m='117060'>well.</span> <span m='117360'>So</span> <span m='117820'>managing</span> <span m='118300'>just</span> <span m='118510'>a</span> <span m='118560'>greenhouse,</span> <span m='119150'>which</span> <span m='119180'>is</span> <span m='119280'>stationary,</span> <span m='120470'>can</span> <span m='120620'>be</span> <span m='120720'>a</span> <span m='120780'>lot</span> <span m='120960'>of</span> <span m='121020'>work,</span> <span m='121260'>even</span> <span m='121410'>though</span> <span m='121500'>it's</span> <span m='121630'>not</span> <span m='121880'>physically</span> <span m='122440'>taxing.</span> <span m='124060'>There's</span> <span m='124730'>an</span> <span m='124830'>impact</span> <span m='125085'>to</span> <span m='125340'>that.</span> </p><p><span m='125810'>The key</span> <span m='126010'>decision</span> <span m='126450'>in</span> <span m='126530'>my</span> <span m='126680'>career</span> <span m='127030'>that</span> <span m='127180'>led</span> <span m='127420'>me</span> <span m='127610'>to</span> <span m='127810'>where</span> <span m='128020'>I</span> <span m='128100'>am</span> <span m='128330'>right</span> <span m='128570'>now.</span> <span m='129509'>I</span> <span m='129660'>don't</span> <span m='129880'>know</span> <span m='129990'>if</span> <span m='130070'>there's</span> <span m='130259'>one</span> <span m='130630'>particular</span> <span m='131320'>one</span> <span m='131540'>because</span> <span m='131820'>I</span> <span m='131880'>feel</span> <span m='132080'>like</span> <span m='132630'>my</span> <span m='132810'>career</span> <span m='133090'>path</span> <span m='133410'>kind</span> <span m='133580'>unfolded</span> <span m='134280'>in,</span> <span m='134370'>like,</span> <span m='134620'>two</span> <span m='134850'>or</span> <span m='134950'>three</span> <span m='135240'>stages.</span> <span m='136790'>So</span> <span m='136920'>one</span> <span m='137110'>of</span> <span m='137190'>them</span> <span m='137370'>was</span> <span m='137550'>definitely</span> <span m='138060'>the</span> <span m='138280'>desire</span> <span m='138760'>to</span> <span m='138860'>go</span> <span m='139270'>get</span> <span m='139480'>a</span> <span m='139570'>degree</span> <span m='139950'>of</span> <span m='140200'>some</span> <span m='140420'>kind</span> <span m='140790'>right</span> <span m='140970'>out</span> <span m='141070'>of</span> <span m='141100'>high</span> <span m='141280'>school.</span> </p><p><span m='141620'>So</span> <span m='141910'>like,</span> <span m='142260'>to</span> <span m='142350'>go</span> <span m='142560'>to</span> <span m='142650'>college,</span> <span m='143160'>that</span> <span m='143280'>was</span> <span m='143450'>definitely</span> <span m='144120'>a</span> <span m='144190'>key</span> <span m='144470'>component.</span> <span m='144930'>Because</span> <span m='145170'>otherwise,</span> <span m='145530'>I</span> <span m='145580'>wouldn't</span> <span m='145790'>be</span> <span m='145870'>doing</span> <span m='146120'>exactly</span> <span m='146400'>what I'm</span> <span m='146590'>doing. I</span> <span m='146780'>certainly</span> <span m='147040'>wouldn't</span> <span m='147190'>be</span> <span m='147300'>teaching.</span> <span m='148770'>I</span> <span m='148890'>might</span> <span m='149110'>be</span> <span m='149250'>working</span> <span m='149580'>in</span> <span m='149640'>the</span> <span m='149740'>field,</span> <span m='150130'>but</span> <span m='150560'>not</span> <span m='151790'>in</span> <span m='151930'>the</span> <span m='152010'>same</span> <span m='152240'>capacity.</span> <span m='153180'>So</span> <span m='153340'>going</span> <span m='153640'>to</span> <span m='153720'>go</span> <span m='153910'>to</span> <span m='154100'>college</span> <span m='154470'>in</span> <span m='154570'>some</span> <span m='154780'>way,</span> <span m='154940'>that</span> <span m='155080'>was</span> <span m='155250'>a</span> <span m='155350'>big</span> <span m='155470'>thing.</span> </p><p><span m='155880'>And</span> <span m='155910'>then</span> <span m='156040'>the</span> <span m='156140'>second</span> <span m='156660'>big</span> <span m='156920'>career</span> <span m='157180'>path</span> <span m='157550'>was,</span> <span m='157800'>like,</span> <span m='158020'>deciding</span> <span m='158550'>I</span> <span m='158590'>wanted</span> <span m='158930'>to</span> <span m='159040'>work</span> <span m='159510'>in</span> <span m='160540'>what</span> <span m='160790'>I</span> <span m='160870'>perceived</span> <span m='161360'>as,</span> <span m='161510'>like,</span> <span m='161720'>a</span> <span m='161820'>real</span> <span m='162060'>subject.</span> <span m='162610'>So</span> <span m='162750'>I</span> <span m='162860'>didn't</span> <span m='163040'>want</span> <span m='163200'>to</span> <span m='163260'>go</span> <span m='163420'>off</span> <span m='163670'>and</span> <span m='163870'>do</span> <span m='164000'>some</span> <span m='164220'>abstract</span> <span m='164830'>thing</span> <span m='165140'>or</span> <span m='165310'>be</span> <span m='165460'>pushing</span> <span m='165810'>paper</span> <span m='166180'>all</span> <span m='166330'>day.</span> <span m='167030'>No</span> <span m='167300'>desire</span> <span m='167430'>to</span> <span m='167730'>do</span> <span m='167800'>that</span> <span m='168000'>at</span> <span m='168090'>all.</span> <span m='168480'>No</span> <span m='168690'>interest</span> <span m='169100'>in</span> <span m='169160'>that.</span> <span m='169420'>So</span> <span m='170200'>then</span> <span m='170380'>after</span> <span m='170640'>college,</span> <span m='170960'>I</span> <span m='171000'>went</span> <span m='171200'>out</span> <span m='171350'>and</span> <span m='171440'>found</span> <span m='171830'>out</span> <span m='172000'>all</span> <span m='172150'>these</span> <span m='172310'>different</span> <span m='172610'>jobs</span> <span m='172980'>and</span> <span m='173120'>tried</span> <span m='173320'>them</span> <span m='173530'>out.</span> </p><p><span m='174530'>And</span> <span m='174720'>then</span> <span m='174890'>maybe</span> <span m='175120'>the</span> <span m='175280'>last</span> <span m='175640'>final</span> <span m='175910'>one</span> <span m='176060'>was,</span> <span m='176220'>like,</span> <span m='176510'>the</span> <span m='176630'>idea</span> <span m='176860'>of</span> <span m='176960'>going</span> <span m='177260'>back</span> <span m='177560'>to</span> <span m='177680'>school</span> <span m='178050'>to</span> <span m='178150'>kind</span> <span m='178360'>of</span> <span m='178490'>re-emphasize--</span> <span m='180130'>and</span> <span m='180510'>not</span> <span m='180690'>necessarily</span> <span m='181150'>for a</span> <span m='181340'>degree,</span> <span m='181750'>just</span> <span m='181960'>to,</span> <span m='182100'>like,</span> <span m='182190'>kind</span> <span m='182420'>of</span> <span m='182870'>take</span> <span m='183120'>classes,</span> <span m='183590'>keep</span> <span m='183840'>learning,</span> <span m='184710'>and</span> <span m='184950'>specialize</span> <span m='185570'>in</span> <span m='185670'>this</span> <span m='185880'>field</span> <span m='186130'>that</span> <span m='186200'>I</span> <span m='186280'>had</span> <span m='186460'>discovered,</span> <span m='187490'>but</span> <span m='187750'>built</span> <span m='188050'>on</span> <span m='188280'>my</span> <span m='188410'>degree</span> <span m='188710'>that</span> <span m='188850'>I</span> <span m='188940'>already</span> <span m='189110'>had,</span> <span m='190110'>which</span> <span m='190370'>then</span> <span m='190610'>led</span> <span m='190900'>me</span> <span m='191080'>to</span> <span m='192040'>the</span> <span m='192460'>job</span> <span m='192760'>that</span> <span m='192900'>I</span> <span m='193280'>currently</span> <span m='193610'>have</span> <span m='193860'>and</span> <span m='193960'>love.</span> <span m='194350'>And</span> <span m='194520'>then</span> <span m='194770'>even</span> <span m='195010'>more</span> <span m='195260'>beyond</span> <span m='195580'>that,</span> <span m='196020'>the</span> <span m='196120'>idea</span> <span m='196340'>of</span> <span m='197500'>becoming</span> <span m='197940'>an</span> <span m='198030'>educator</span> <span m='198660'>full-time</span> <span m='199670'>and</span> <span m='200000'>potentially</span> <span m='200460'>get</span> <span m='200590'>an</span> <span m='201760'>even</span> <span m='202370'>more</span> <span m='202610'>graduate-level</span> <span m='203320'>degree</span> <span m='203800'>in</span> <span m='203910'>the</span> <span m='204050'>future.</span> </p><p><span m='204540'>How</span> <span m='204690'>difficult</span> <span m='205140'>is</span> <span m='205260'>it</span> <span m='205370'>to</span> <span m='205430'>get</span> <span m='205550'>a</span> <span m='205630'>job</span> <span m='205870'>in</span> <span m='205940'>this</span> <span m='206110'>industry?</span> <span m='206550'>It's</span> <span m='206750'>not</span> <span m='207080'>difficult</span> <span m='207540'>at</span> <span m='207910'>all.</span> <span m='208200'>The</span> <span m='208350'>key</span> <span m='208670'>thing</span> <span m='208890'>would</span> <span m='209060'>be--</span> <span m='209430'>how</span> <span m='209590'>difficult</span> <span m='210130'>is</span> <span m='210270'>it</span> <span m='210380'>to</span> <span m='210460'>get</span> <span m='210610'>a</span> <span m='210700'>job</span> <span m='211550'>with</span> <span m='212750'>regular</span> <span m='213720'>benefits,</span> <span m='214380'>a</span> <span m='214440'>good</span> <span m='215400'>income,</span> <span m='215960'>and</span> <span m='216350'>kind</span> <span m='216580'>of</span> <span m='216650'>comfortable</span> <span m='217210'>work</span> <span m='217460'>schedule?</span> <span m='218520'>You</span> <span m='218690'>can</span> <span m='218770'>get</span> <span m='218870'>a</span> <span m='218950'>job</span> <span m='219270'>in</span> <span m='219340'>this</span> <span m='219510'>industry</span> <span m='219910'>any</span> <span m='220140'>spring</span> <span m='220580'>and any</span> <span m='220770'>summer</span> <span m='221140'>in</span> <span m='221270'>any</span> <span m='221470'>way</span> <span m='221760'>you</span> <span m='221870'>want</span> <span m='222160'>because</span> <span m='223670'>our</span> <span m='223860'>old</span> <span m='224080'>school</span> <span m='224330'>schedule is</span> <span m='224710'>actually</span> <span m='224950'>built</span> <span m='225270'>on</span> <span m='225460'>the</span> <span m='225900'>calendar</span> <span m='226420'>of</span> <span m='226720'>agricultural</span> <span m='227450'>work</span> <span m='227760'>in</span> <span m='227860'>the</span> <span m='227960'>summer.</span> <span m='229080'>So</span> <span m='229240'>you</span> <span m='229350'>can</span> <span m='229540'>get</span> <span m='229660'>a</span> <span m='229930'>job</span> <span m='230190'>at</span> <span m='230250'>a</span> <span m='230310'>nursery</span> <span m='230990'>or</span> <span m='231130'>a</span> <span m='231330'>landscaping</span> <span m='232010'>business</span> <span m='232490'>or</span> <span m='232580'>a</span> <span m='232620'>farm</span> <span m='233510'>easily</span> <span m='233940'>without--</span> <span m='234890'>basically,</span> <span m='235340'>just</span> <span m='235520'>have</span> <span m='235650'>a</span> <span m='235710'>willingness</span> <span m='236680'>to</span> <span m='236900'>work</span> <span m='237150'>and</span> <span m='237550'>hopefully</span> <span m='237980'>an</span> <span m='238260'>interest</span> <span m='238545'>in</span> <span m='238830'>plants.</span> </p><p><span m='239890'>But</span> <span m='240950'>if</span> <span m='241160'>you</span> <span m='241280'>want</span> <span m='241470'>to</span> <span m='241550'>actually</span> <span m='241960'>find</span> <span m='242220'>a</span> <span m='242320'>career</span> <span m='242730'>in</span> <span m='243090'>this</span> <span m='243860'>setting--</span> <span m='244340'>like,</span> <span m='244590'>a</span> <span m='244710'>career</span> <span m='245100'>more</span> <span m='245380'>than</span> <span m='245530'>just</span> <span m='245740'>like a</span> <span m='245930'>job</span> <span m='246560'>sense--</span> <span m='247780'>you</span> <span m='247930'>will</span> <span m='248060'>probably</span> <span m='248280'>need</span> <span m='248470'>to</span> <span m='248590'>match</span> <span m='248900'>it</span> <span m='248970'>with</span> <span m='249090'>some</span> <span m='249270'>education</span> <span m='249980'>and</span> <span m='250100'>then</span> <span m='250450'>find</span> <span m='250710'>the</span> <span m='250820'>right</span> <span m='251130'>fit</span> <span m='251490'>and</span> <span m='251680'>the</span> <span m='251780'>right</span> <span m='252500'>institution,</span> <span m='253160'>whether</span> <span m='253430'>it</span> <span m='253930'>be a</span> <span m='254430'>public</span> <span m='254830'>garden</span> <span m='255390'>or</span> <span m='257490'>at</span> <span m='257680'>some</span> <span m='257850'>other</span> <span m='258000'>kind</span> <span m='258149'>of</span> <span m='258230'>public</span> <span m='258579'>entity</span> <span m='258959'>or</span> <span m='259089'>a</span> <span m='259149'>large</span> <span m='259560'>private</span> <span m='259930'>firm</span> <span m='260360'>or</span> <span m='260519'>a</span> <span m='260600'>research</span> <span m='261310'>or</span> <span m='261700'>education</span> <span m='262115'>firm.</span> <span m='263250'>That</span> <span m='263560'>can</span> <span m='263700'>take</span> <span m='263920'>some</span> <span m='264090'>work</span> <span m='264330'>and</span> <span m='265000'>some</span> <span m='265260'>patience</span> <span m='265810'>in</span> <span m='265950'>terms</span> <span m='266280'>of,</span> <span m='266540'>like,</span> <span m='267120'>working</span> <span m='267650'>in</span> <span m='267760'>the</span> <span m='267830'>field</span> <span m='268150'>that</span> <span m='268220'>you</span> <span m='268330'>want</span> <span m='268500'>to</span> <span m='268550'>be</span> <span m='268810'>to</span> <span m='268940'>get</span> <span m='269700'>experience,</span> <span m='270070'>but</span> <span m='270440'>then</span> <span m='271350'>trying</span> <span m='271750'>to</span> <span m='271850'>seek</span> <span m='272260'>out</span> <span m='272550'>that</span> <span m='273290'>maybe</span> <span m='273700'>final</span> <span m='274160'>landing</span> <span m='274620'>space</span> <span m='275130'>will</span> <span m='275290'>take</span> <span m='275490'>a little</span> <span m='275740'>bit</span> <span m='275910'>of</span> <span m='276140'>time.</span> </p><p><span m='276390'>Yeah.</span> <span m='276610'>My</span> <span m='276740'>work/life</span> <span m='277120'>balance</span> <span m='277400'>I</span> <span m='277460'>feel</span> <span m='277630'>like</span> <span m='277780'>is</span> <span m='277950'>pretty</span> <span m='278220'>good.</span> <span m='279970'>My</span> <span m='281490'>wife--</span> <span m='281840'>I</span> <span m='281870'>got</span> <span m='282050'>married</span> <span m='282640'>almost</span> <span m='283020'>two</span> <span m='283120'>years</span> <span m='283330'>ago.</span> <span m='283630'>She</span> <span m='284375'>works</span> <span m='284680'>for the</span> <span m='285000'>private</span> <span m='285340'>sector</span> <span m='285605'>in</span> <span m='285870'>a</span> <span m='286040'>architecture</span> <span m='286550'>firm.</span> </p><p><span m='286910'>And</span> <span m='287390'>she</span> <span m='287830'>has</span> <span m='288160'>a</span> <span m='288210'>lot</span> <span m='288460'>more,</span> <span m='289500'>I</span> <span m='289610'>think--</span> <span m='290410'>I</span> <span m='290580'>have</span> <span m='290730'>less--</span> <span m='291040'>I</span> <span m='291120'>have more</span> <span m='291350'>time</span> <span m='291650'>than</span> <span m='291740'>she</span> <span m='291900'>does,</span> <span m='292160'>so</span> <span m='292960'>I</span> <span m='293050'>feel</span> <span m='293240'>like</span> <span m='293850'>there's</span> <span m='294100'>a</span> <span m='294190'>lot</span> <span m='294450'>of</span> <span m='294540'>possibility</span> <span m='295270'>for</span> <span m='295430'>work</span> <span m='295730'>in</span> <span m='295900'>this</span> <span m='296120'>field</span> <span m='296450'>and,</span> <span m='296610'>like,</span> <span m='296840'>overworking</span> <span m='297400'>yourself</span> <span m='297770'>because</span> <span m='298110'>of</span> <span m='298640'>the</span> <span m='298760'>seasonal</span> <span m='299490'>schedule.</span> <span m='299930'>Literally,</span> <span m='300280'>like,</span> <span m='300450'>because</span> <span m='300800'>the</span> <span m='300890'>seasons</span> <span m='301390'>are</span> <span m='301530'>so</span> <span m='301690'>important</span> <span m='302590'>that,</span> <span m='302790'>in</span> <span m='302920'>the</span> <span m='303000'>spring</span> <span m='303360'>and</span> <span m='303480'>summer,</span> <span m='303760'>you</span> <span m='303890'>can</span> <span m='304060'>kind</span> <span m='304250'>of</span> <span m='304600'>find</span> <span m='304830'>yourself</span> <span m='305160'>working</span> <span m='305450'>long</span> <span m='305700'>hours.</span> <span m='306840'>But</span> <span m='307020'>it's</span> <span m='307190'>usually</span> <span m='307580'>your</span> <span m='307730'>own</span> <span m='307870'>discretion,</span> <span m='308560'>and</span> <span m='308820'>nothing--</span> <span m='309745'>like,</span> <span m='310250'>there's</span> <span m='310540'>things</span> <span m='310730'>that</span> <span m='310830'>have</span> <span m='311070'>to</span> <span m='311170'>get</span> <span m='311330'>done,</span> <span m='311560'>but</span> <span m='311720'>you</span> <span m='311830'>can</span> <span m='311960'>kind</span> <span m='312150'>of</span> <span m='312610'>usually</span> <span m='313190'>schedule</span> <span m='313650'>it</span> <span m='313780'>pretty</span> <span m='314030'>good.</span> <span m='315140'>So</span> <span m='315260'>I</span> <span m='315330'>feel</span> <span m='315420'>like</span> <span m='315580'>I have</span> <span m='315690'>a</span> <span m='315750'>good</span> <span m='315960'>work/life</span> <span m='316330'>balance.</span> </p><p><span m='316590'>I</span> <span m='316670'>also</span> <span m='316930'>think</span> <span m='317130'>that</span> <span m='317260'>my</span> <span m='317440'>job</span> <span m='318110'>is</span> <span m='318360'>such</span> <span m='318870'>that,</span> <span m='319130'>like,</span> <span m='319390'>it</span> <span m='319510'>sometimes</span> <span m='320090'>refreshing--</span> <span m='320540'>I have</span> <span m='320760'>stressful</span> <span m='321150'>days.</span> <span m='321360'>I have</span> <span m='321540'>hard</span> <span m='321820'>work</span> <span m='322260'>like</span> <span m='322470'>everybody.</span> <span m='322890'>But</span> <span m='324060'>many</span> <span m='324390'>days,</span> <span m='324700'>I</span> <span m='324810'>will</span> <span m='324990'>just</span> <span m='325210'>be</span> <span m='325330'>like</span> <span m='325660'>actually</span> <span m='326150'>inspired</span> <span m='326710'>by</span> <span m='326810'>what</span> <span m='326990'>I</span> <span m='327040'>was</span> <span m='327240'>able</span> <span m='327440'>to</span> <span m='327560'>do</span> <span m='327860'>all day.</span> </p>","file":{"id":576944,"video_id":"","name":"2925-Anders - Horticulturalist IN DEPTH.mp4","duration":328376,"thumbnail_url":null}});