Graduate Salary
4 years
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Botany Requirements

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.

Botany Careers

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 Agricultural Worker, Soil and Plant Scientist, Farmer, Barista, Agronomist, Environmental Consultant, Food Server, Natural Sciences Manager, and Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician.

Career % of graduates % of population Multiple
Conservation Scientist 5.8% 0.0% 131.5×
Agricultural Worker 5.4% 0.1% 61.9×
Soil and Plant Scientist 4.3% 0.0% 339.1×
Farmer 4.1% 0.3% 15.4×
Barista 4.0% 0.8% 4.8×
Agronomist 3.9% 0.0% 174.1×
Environmental Consultant 3.6% 0.0% 99.3×
Food Server 3.5% 3.6% 1.0×
Natural Sciences Manager 2.1% 0.0% 609.8×
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technician 2.1% 0.2% 13.7×

Botany Salary

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 Employment

Botany graduates are not very underemployed 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 Employment potential
Low-paying 94%
Part-Time 85%
Jobs that don't require college 79%

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