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CAREERS IN TURF

PROFESSIONAL LAWN CARE

Lawns serve multiple purposes including cooling the atmosphere, filtering pollutants, providing oxygen and also providing spaces for families to play. Several career opportunities exist in the lawn care industry which all help to provide a cleaner, healthier environment.

Lawn Care Statistics

  • $78 billion in revenue annually
  • More than 1 million people employed
  • Nearly 500,000 companies nationwide
  • Opportunities for self employment
  • Annual industry growth of 3.9%

Opportunities include...

  • Owner/Operator
  • Crew chief/manager
  • Applicator
  • Product distributor
  • Equipment manager
  • Lawn care services sales rep
  • Marketing manager
  • Lawn installation
  • Commercial grounds maintenance
  • Sod production

How to enter the lawn care industry..

Many lawn and landscape companies offer part-time, seasonal employment to get started.

Several colleges and universities offer degrees or certificates which will help you pursue a career in the industry. Additionally, many state and local associations offer financial assistance to deserving students, making it easier to pay college fees.

Looking for additional resources? Check out the following links...

Ohio State University - ATI

Ohio State University (Main Campus)

Clark State Community College

Cincinnati State

Kent State University

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