A plant pathologist studies diseases in plants caused by pathogens and environmental conditions.
The minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree.
WHERE TO STUDY
For 2- and 4-year college and university programs across the country, visit our Where to Study page.
In May 2020, the median yearly salary for a plant pathologist was $64,000, according to PayScale.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Plant Diagnostician Profile.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
- American Phytopathological Society
- American Society for Horticultural Science
- American Society of Plant Scientists
- International Society for Plant Pathology
VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS
Watch Toni Petronaitis, a plant pathologist with NSW DPI discuss her team's research on crop diseases.