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Floriculture : Job Prospects & Career Options

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Floriculture is a colourful career which offers aspirants good growth prospects and opportunity to explore new avenues. Qualified floriculture specialists can be employed at various levels both in the government sector as well as the corporate sector.

Some of the potential employers are :

Floriculture units- Floriculturists are involved in the propagation and growing of cut flowers, flowering potted plants, foliage plants and bedding plants. They plant , prune, water, fertilize, harvest and ship these plants as well as monitor and manipulate the environment under which they are grown both indoors in green houses and outdoors in field production where the climate is favourable.

Outdoor design consultancy firms- Companies engaged in horticulture landscaping and plantation employ floriculturists and horticulturists in supervisory positions and for development and maintenance of gardens.

City planners and builders-and those who carry out maintenance at various sites employ floriculturists and horticulturists.

Educational institutions offering related courses- Floriculturists may teach at the college and university level. Floriculturists in college teaching follow the typical career path from instructor to assistant professor to associate professor to full professor.

Cosmetics and perfume industry-Value addition in the form of extraction of pigments, essential oils, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical compounds has emerged as one of the frontline avenues in floriculture and it is in this connection that floriculturists are employed in perfume industry.

Self employment- You can set up your own venture, growing flowers for the domestic or export market, growing ornamental plants, running nurseries, or providing gardening and landscaping advisory services.

Floriculture : Remuneration

Salaries depend on the nature of work one is involved in. While gardeners and labourers may get paid anything between Rs2000 to Rs 3000 per month, Freelance workers, designers and consultants may negotiate their pay packets depending on the place and nature of work. As this industry depends on lifestyle and purchasing power of the public in general, and on the availability of raw materials and finished products remunerations and profits may vary. Researchers and academicians are paid as per the government norms.


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