A floriculturist cultivates flowering and ornamental plants for gardens and for the floral industry. The development, via plant breeding of new varieties, is a major occupation of floriculturists.
The minimum education requirement is a high school diploma. Some employers may prefer a certificate or Associate's degree.
WHERE TO STUDY
For 2- and 4-year college and university programs across the country, visit our Where to Study page.
In December 2018, the median yearly salary for a floriculturist was $50,241, according to Salary.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Floriculturist Profile.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
- American Floral Endowment
- American Institute of Floral Designers
- American Society for Horticultural Science
- Independent Floral Designers Association
- International Floral Design Association
- Society of American Florists
VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS
Learn about floriculture opportunities from the American Floral Endowment.