Nursery Workers

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What do they do?

Work in nursery facilities or at customer location planting, cultivating, harvesting, and transplanting trees, shrubs, or plants.

Also known as:

Gardener, Greenhouse Staff, Greenhouse Worker, Grower, Harvester, Nursery Worker, Packer, Picker, Plant Production Worker, Propagation Worker, Transplant Worker

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse is projected to grow 2 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For All United States:

  • 2%

    Percent Change

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  • 88,800

    Annual Projected Job Openings

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Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.2%)
  • Master's degree (0.9%)
  • Bachelor's degree (5.3%)
  • Associate's degree (3.6%)
  • Some college, no degree (10.1%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (27.5%)
  • Less than high school diploma (52.4%)

Percent of workers in this field

★ You’re seeing education information for Farmworkers and laborers, crop, nursery, and greenhouse(1) because we don’t have information for Nursery Workers. Please note the information may not be the same for both occupations.

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People in this career often have talent in:

  • Static Strength - The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
  • Trunk Strength - The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Plant crops, trees, or other plants.
  • Apply chemical solutions to plants to protect against disease or insects or to enhance growth.
  • Transport animals, crops, or equipment.
  • Sell agricultural products.
  • Mark agricultural or forestry products for identification.
  • Harvest agricultural products.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 24.3 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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