A viticulturist specializes in the cultivation or culture of grapes, especially for winemaking. Viticulturists 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 grapes.
The minimum education requirement is 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 viticulture in addition to their research projects.
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In August 2020, the median yearly salary for a viticulturist was $59,781, according to PayScale.com. For more information, visit Study.com's Viticulturist Profile.
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