Plant Physiologist

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A plant physiologist studies the physical, chemical, and biological functions of living plants. They study whole plants, as well as plant cells, molecules, and genes.

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 physiologist was $79,860, according to SalaryExpert.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Plant Physiologist Profile.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS

VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS

Learn about plant physiologist, Paul Schreiner's research with the USDA’s Agricultural Research Service and the Oregon Wine Research Institute.

Watch a day in the life of plant physiologist, Wendy Zellne and her research on the relationship of nitrogen and plants enduring stress.