A plant scientist carries out scientific experiments on plants, generally to evaluate plant traits such as appearance, yield, hardiness, etc.
The minimum education requirement is a Master's or Doctorate 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 plant scientist was $77,731, according to PayScale.com. For more information, visit AgExplorer's Plant Scientist Profile.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
- American Floral Endowment
- American Society for Horticultural Science
- American Society of Plant Biologists
VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS
Learn about some of the latest plant science innovations from Caleb Harper, the director of MIT’s Open Agriculture Initiative.
Check out the plant science program at Caly Poly Pomona.