Plant Pathologist

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A plant pathologist studies diseases in plants caused by pathogens and environmental conditions.

TRAINING/EDUCATION NEEDED

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.

SALARY EXPECTATIONS

In December 2018, the median yearly salary for a plant pathologist was $67,313, according to PayScale.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Plant Diagnostician Profile.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS

VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS

Watch Toni Petronaitis, a plant pathologist with NSW DPI discuss her team's research on crop diseases.