Soil and Plant Scientists generally receive a Bachelor's degree before they enter the job market.
Once employed, Soil and Plant Scientists can expect to earn an average of $64,000 per year throughout their career.
In addition, over the coming 10 years Soil and Plant Scientists will see fairly rapid growth within their industry. They should experience a 8.4% rate of growth during this time period. In respect to starting your own business, Soil and Plant Scientists are fairly entrepreneurial in nature. Currently, 19.5% of the employment base is classified as self-employed.
Given the job environment today, Soil and Plant Scientists can consider themselves quite lucky, as only 4.0% are currently unemployed.
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