Botany is the scientific study of plants. Four years of university and a Bachelor's degree are the minimum requirements for most careers in botany. With these, positions are available as laboratory technicians or technical assistants in education, industry, government, museums, parks and botanical gardens. As in other fields, a wider range of positions are available with more education and experience. A Ph.D is required for most teaching and research positions in colleges and universities.
The career trajectory of people with a Botany degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Botany degrees have experience in is Conservation Scientist, followed by Soil and Plant Scientist, Environmental Consultant, Faller, Upholsterer, Natural Sciences Manager, Food Regulatory Consultant, Environmental Restoration Planner, Furniture Finisher, and Arborist.
|Career||% of graduates||% of population||Multiple|
|Soil and Plant Scientist||3.8%||0.0%||321.6×|
|Natural Sciences Manager||1.8%||0.0%||477.3×|
|Food Regulatory Consultant||1.7%||0.0%||403.1×|
|Environmental Restoration Planner||1.6%||0.0%||303.8×|
Botany graduates earn on average $37k, putting them in the 45th percentile of earners with a degree.
|Percentile||Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)|
|25th (bottom earners)||$26k|
|Median (average earners)||$37k|
|75th (top earners)||$40k|
Botany graduates are highly employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.
|Employment Type||Proportion of graduates|
|Jobs that don't require college||21%|