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Thursday, April 16, 2015

Possible Employers for Botany Majors

There are many employers, representing many different sectors of industry that are interested in the skills and knowledge of botany majors. Below is an example of the types of employers with which you can find jobs that are directly related to your degree:

• Agricultural research agencies/firms
• Biological photography companies
• Biological supply companies
• Biotechnology firms
• Botanical gardens and arboretums
• Colleges, universities, and plant research centers
• Ecological consulting companies
• Environmental and biotechnical regulatory agencies
• Environmental impact research and assessment organizations
• Federal biological/botanical agencies
• Federal department of agriculture
• Fruit Growers
• Greenhouses
• Landscape management and design companies
• Marine/freshwater biological organizations
• Museums and conservatories
• National, state/provincial parks
• Petrochemical, chemical, and lumber and paper companies
• Pharmaceutical firms
• Schools (teacher)
• Science journals

Transferable Skills You Can Gain from Botany

As a botany graduate, your career options aren’t just limited to scientific professions. Because of the transferable skills you’ll gain, you’ll make a competent employee in almost any industry, and in virtually any profession. For example, you could end up working as anything from a realtor to a marketing manager or even an accountant.

The transferable skills you can gain by studying botany include:

• Analytical skills
• Numeracy and math
• Preparing reports
• Presentation skills
• Time management
• Problem solving and logical thinking
• Skills with various computer applications and technology
• Planning skills
• Strong observational skills

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