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Horticultural Scientist

Horticultural Scientist plants new shrub

Horticultural scientists specialise in the study of plants, plant identification and classification, and the growth and development of plants and crops including vegetables, fruits and ornamental plants. This includes studying plants used in gardening, landscaping and medicines.

The Work

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Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Salaries for qualified agricultural scientists tend to be in the range of £17,000 to £22,000 a year. With experience, this can rise to over £22,000 to £35,000 a year.

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Getting In

You could work for a commercial company, a botanic garden, college, university, a government agency or research centre such as Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA).

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2024
3893
3.3 %
RISE
2029
4020
  United Kingdom
2024
45623
4.7 %
RISE
2029
47760

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What Does it Take?

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Training

Getting On

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Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

Lantra Scotland
Tel: 01738 310164
E-mail: scotland@lantra.co.uk
Website: https://www.scotland.lantra.co.uk/
Twitter: @LantraScotland
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lantrascotland/

Lantra is the Sector Skills Council for the environmental and land-based sector.

Royal Horticultural Society (RHS)
Website: http://www.rhs.org.uk/
Twitter: @The_RHS
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/rhshome

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