|What is Botany?||Related Careers|
|Related Skills||Job & Internship Seach Links|
|Career Planning Links||Professional Association Links|
|Miscellaneous Links||OSU Department of Botany and Plant Pathology|
The Department of Botany and Plant Pathology at OSU focuses "on fundamental aspects of plant biology; plant health, plant function, plant-microbe and plant-insect interactions, genomics, evolution, and ecology."
According to the University of Oklahoma, "botany is the scientific study of plants - how plants function, what they look like, how they are related to each other, where they grow, how people make use of plants, and how plants evolved. Botany often includes the study of algae, may deal with fungi and bacteria, and usually explores the lives of plants, from tiny floating duck weeds to gigantic redwood trees. Plants are essential to the lives of humans, providing all out food - either directly or indirectly - as well as the oxygen we breathe... Plants are the foundation of all terrestrial communities, and they dramatically affect the world's climate, the global cycles of nutrients and water, as well as the lives of animals every day."
|Agricultural Commodity Grader||Ethnobotanist||Pharmaceutical Researcher/Developer|
|Agriculture and Food Scientist||Florist||Physician|
|Agronomist||Forensic Scientist||Plant Biochemist|
|Biological Photographer||Forester||Plant Molecular Biologist|
|Biological Researcher||Geneticist||Plant Morphologist|
|Biotechnologist||High School Biology Teacher||Plant Physiologist|
|Biotechnology Specialist||Horticulturist||Plant Quarantine Officer|
|Botanist||International Development Specialist||Science Writer|
|Commercial Greenhouse Owner||Lab Technician||Scientist|
|Conservation Biologist||Land Use Planner||Soil Specialist|
|Conservation Botanist||Landscape Management & Design Consultant||US Department of Natural Resources Employee|
|Conservation/Environmental Organization Worker||Marine/Freshwater Biologist||State/County Health Department Official|
|County Agricultural Agent||Molecular Biologist||State Park Naturalist|
|Curator of Horticulture||National Forestry/Conservation Association Staff||Technical Writer|
|Ecologist||National Park Service Employee||Tissue Culture Specialist|
|Economic Botanist||Outdoor Educator||US Forest Service Botanist/Ecologist|
|Educational Production Manager||Paleobotanist||Water Quality Technician|
|Environmental Consultant||Park Service Employee||Wetland Ecologist|
|Environmental Educator||Peace Corps Volunteer||Wholesale Florist Purchaser|
|Environmental Impact Specialist|
|Communication (Oral & Written)||Problem Solving|
|Conduct Field Work/Experiments||Project Design|
|Enjoy the Outdoors/Plants||Testing/Hypothesis|
|Gathering & Analyzing Data||Understanding of Computers and Equipment|
|Maintaining Records/Data||Work Well with Others|
|Presentation Skills||Writing Grant Proposals|
Occupational Outlook Handbook - the following links also provide a summary of the career, what they do, the work environment, how to become one, the job outlook, similar occupations and contacts for more information.
- Average Pay - Biological Technicians
- Average Pay - College and University Faculty
- Average Pay - Biochemists and Biophysicists
- Average Pay - Floral Designers
- Average Pay - Grounds Maintenance Workers
- Average Pay - Farmers, Ranchers and Other Agricultural Managers
- Average Pay - Agricultural Workers
Plant Pathology Online - is a professional, scientific organization dedicated to the study and control of plant diseases, that has lots of career and education information and news.
Science Careers - a great resource for finding science careers and learning about different science professions.
Careers in Science and Engineering - a planning guide for grad schools and beyond.
The Botanical Society of America - a site filled with botany news, career information and jobs.