A pomologist studies and cultivates fruit. Pomologists with advanced degrees are often found in universities and in the horticulture industry in research, teaching, and extension positions, developing, breeding, and evaluating new varieties of fruits and nuts.
The minimum education requirement is typically a Bachelor's degree. However, research and higher level positions typically require a Masters degree or Ph.D. depending on the job. Those with advanced degrees often teach courses in pomology in addition to their research projects.
WHERE TO STUDY
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In May 2020, the median yearly salary for a pomologist was $63,181, according to the Comparably.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Pomologist Profile.
PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS
- American Society for Horticultural Science
- International Fruit Tree Association
- Organic Fruit Growers Association
- United Fresh Produce Association
VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS
Learn about growing apples from Jeremy Linsell of Braiseworth Orchards.
Learn about the process of growing pineapples.