Career Outlook for Soil and Plant Scientists

Also known as:  Agriculturist, Agronomist, Arboreal Scientist, Crop Nutrition Scientist, Floriculturist, Horticulturist, Plant Physiologist, Plant Scientist, Pomologist, Soil Fertility Extension Specialist
The overall job outlook for Soil or Plant Scientist careers has been positive since 2004. Vacancies for this career have increased by 24.97 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 4.16 percent per year. Demand for Soil and Plant Scientists is expected to go up, with an expected 3,990 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 4.12 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Soil and Plant Scientists in the following states
Iowa 1,430
California 1,430
North Carolina 810
Minnesota 580
Illinois 580
Texas 570
Oregon 570
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Soil and Plant Scientists
West Virginia 30
Maine 40
Alaska 40
New Mexico 40
Louisiana 50
Michigan 60
Delaware 70