Nursery and greenhouse workers take care of plants in a nursery by starting them from seedlings, spraying them with fertilizer and insecticide, pruning them when necessary, and loading them onto trucks for delivery to customers.
A high school diploma or equivalent is necessary to obtain these positions. Completing a program in horticulture or a related field would make an individual more employable. These programs are typically offered through colleges.
Overall employment of agricultural workers is projected to grow 1 percent from 2019 to 2029, slower than the average for all occupations. Despite increased demand for crops and other agricultural products, employment growth is expected to be tempered as agricultural establishments continue to use technologies that increase output per farmworker.
Nursery and greenhouse workers work in nurseries and greenhouses, research labs, and universities and colleges. They also work in the farming industry and for the government. These jobs can be physically demanding and require working outside under various weather conditions. This work may also be seasonal.