Opportunities In Landscape Architecture, Botanical Gardens And Arboreta Careers / Edition 1

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Put your career in full bloom!

Get started in a career that has a promising future and is financially rewarding. Opportunities in Landscape Architecture, Botanical Gardens, and Arboreta Careers provides you with a complete overview of the job possibilities, salary figures, and experience required to get started in this creative industry.

This career-boosting book will help you:

  • Determine the specialty that's right for you, from landscape design to conservation to urban planning
  • Acquire in-depth knowledge of landscape planning, cultivation, maintenance, and plant and flower care
  • Find out what kind of salary you can expect
  • Understand the daily routine of your chosen field
  • Focus your job search using industry resources


landscape designer
• arborist
• golf course superintendent
• groundskeeper
• irrigation specialist
• gardener

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780071476089
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/26/2007
  • Series: Opportunities In...Series Series
  • Edition description: Revised
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 416,956
  • Product dimensions: 0.38 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

Meet the Author

Blythe Camenson is a full-time writer who has authored more than two dozen McGraw-Hill career books.

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Table of Contents

Preface     ix
Acknowledgments     xi
Landscape Architecture
A Career in Landscape Architecture     3
History of landscape architecture
Landscape defined
Duties of the landscape architect
Working conditions
Employment figures
Job outlook
A landscape architect at work
Training for Landscape Architects     17
Degrees needed
Choosing a program
Course of study
Sample program
Personal qualities
Related job titles
Urban and Regional Planning     25
Duties of planners
Getting the job done
Working conditions
Job settings
Personal qualities
Opportunities for advancement
Job outlook for urban and regional planners
An urban and regional planner at work
Forestry and Conservation     39
Foresters, range managers, and soil conservationists
National Park Service rangers
Parks Canada wardens
Related professions
A forester at work
A range conservation career
A career in the wild
Historic Landscape Preservation     65
Colonial Williamsburg
A landscape architect and garden historian at work
Landscape services at Colonial Williamsburg
A lesson in topiary
Landscape Design and Maintenance     75
Landscape designers
A landscape designer at work
Gardeners and groundskeepers
Golf course management
Cemetery workers
Cooperative Extension Service
Canadian agricultural services
Job outlook for landscape design andmaintenance
Botanical Gardens and Arboreta
Careers in Botanical Gardens and Arboreta     103
Functions of botanical gardens and arboreta
Job titles
A professional at work
Training for Careers in Botanical Gardens and Arboreta     113
Education requirements
A student intern's experience
Firsthand Accounts     121
Curator of plants, Longwood Gardens
Curatorial associate, Arnold Arboretum
Outreach horticulturist, Arnold Arboretum
Senior biologist
Arboretum of Los Angeles County
Horticulturist, Missouri Botanical Garden
Professional Associations     137
Selected List of Botanical Gardens and Arboreta     147
Additional Resources     157
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