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SCIENCE TECHNICIAN & GROUNDSKEEPER: Use It or Lose It

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Molly is a Science Technician and Groundskeeper at Merritt College. Molly first started off as a student at the College and is now working there in the Horticulture program.

School: Merritt College
Job Title: Science Technician & Groundskeeper
Employer: Merritt 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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Quick Facts

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

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<span m='16239'>complete</span> <span m='16710'>the</span> <span m='16780'>program</span> <span m='17860'>with</span> <span m='18640'>experiences</span> <span m='19760'>in</span> <span m='19960'>hands-on</span> <span m='20860'>applications</span> <span m='21720'>of</span> <span m='22520'>construction,</span> <span m='23380'>irrigation</span> <span m='24280'>and</span> <span m='24560'>maintenance</span> <span m='24970'>gardening.</span> </p><p><span m='25830'>I</span> <span m='25940'>first</span> <span m='26460'>started</span> <span m='26920'>out</span> <span m='27100'>as</span> <span m='27220'>a</span> <span m='27290'>student</span> <span m='27950'>looking</span> <span m='28360'>to</span> <span m='28510'>be</span> <span m='28870'>a</span> <span m='28970'>park</span> <span m='29290'>ranger.</span> <span m='30700'>And</span> <span m='32090'>through</span> <span m='32420'>my</span> <span m='32619'>studies</span> <span m='33470'>and</span> <span m='33870'>the</span> <span m='34150'>instructors</span> <span m='34740'>that</span> <span m='34880'>I</span> <span m='34930'>met</span> <span m='35180'>up</span> <span m='35360'>here at</span> <span m='35620'>Merritt</span> <span m='35860'>College,</span> <span m='36490'>I</span> <span m='37330'>actually</span> <span m='37800'>decided</span> <span m='38380'>to</span> <span m='38600'>go</span> <span m='38940'>into</span> <span m='39290'>nursery</span> <span m='39650'>management.</span> </p><p><span m='41790'>There</span> <span m='41990'>was</span> <span m='42120'>a</span> <span m='42430'>clear</span> <span m='42890'>path</span> <span m='43390'>for</span> <span m='43540'>me,</span> <span m='44490'>with</span> <span m='45370'>classes</span> <span m='45790'>that</span> <span m='45930'>I</span> <span m='45990'>could</span> <span m='46220'>take</span> <span m='46440'>at</span> <span m='46610'>night</span> <span m='47470'>and</span> <span m='47630'>also</span> <span m='47980'>classes</span> <span m='48350'>I</span> <span m='48410'>could</span> <span m='48630'>take</span> <span m='49050'>then</span> <span m='49350'>during</span> <span m='49630'>the</span> <span m='49720'>day,</span> <span m='50140'>with</span> <span m='51500'>added</span> <span m='52030'>internship</span> <span m='52780'>that</span> <span m='52980'>was</span> <span m='53210'>a</span> <span m='53420'>sort</span> <span m='53700'>of</span> <span m='53790'>applied</span> <span m='54860'>learning.</span> <span m='55950'>So</span> <span m='56660'>it</span> <span m='56790'>was</span> <span m='57000'>a</span> <span m='57220'>really</span> <span m='57650'>rich</span> <span m='58120'>environment</span> <span m='58770'>for</span> <span m='58890'>me,</span> <span m='59160'>and</span> <span m='59410'>I</span> <span m='60090'>ended</span> <span m='60350'>up</span> <span m='60480'>staying</span> <span m='60910'>here.</span> </p><p><span m='62050'>So</span> <span m='62210'>when</span> <span m='62320'>I</span> <span m='62380'>first</span> <span 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<span m='79400'>and</span> <span m='79580'>apply</span> <span m='79990'>the</span> <span m='80140'>information</span> <span m='80930'>as</span> <span m='81250'>I</span> <span m='81370'>was</span> <span m='81590'>learning</span> <span m='82060'>it.</span> </p><p><span m='83460'>We</span> <span m='83610'>say</span> <span m='83920'>here</span> <span m='84210'>that</span> <span m='86200'>you</span> <span m='86470'>use</span> <span m='86900'>it</span> <span m='87300'>or</span> <span m='87500'>you</span> <span m='87680'>lose</span> <span m='88020'>it.</span> <span m='88420'>So</span> <span m='88990'>you've</span> <span m='89110'>got</span> <span m='89270'>to</span> <span m='89330'>use</span> <span m='89950'>the</span> <span m='90300'>information</span> <span m='90950'>that</span> <span m='91120'>you</span> <span m='91250'>get</span> <span m='91620'>on</span> <span m='91830'>a</span> <span m='91900'>daily</span> <span m='92820'>basis.</span> <span m='93430'>And</span> <span 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