Do you love the outdoors and can't imagine being confined at an office job? Maybe you've considered turning your love of nature into a career?
Let's see if you should become a landscaper!
So What Does A Landscaper Do?
Depending on the job, a landscaper can do everything a gardener does and more!
Your day can include:
keeping the plants healthy
building garden constructions (like patios or fences)
designing indoor or outdoor gardens
installing irrigation systems
Where Could You End Up Working?
Well, obviously mainly outdoors.
(Although, in some cases, you could maintain indoor gardens too.)
Generally you could:
work for a landscaping business
work for a company with their own grounds
start your freelancing business
Which of these can be part of a landscaper's job?
How Much Can You Earn?
The salary can vary depending on the path you take and your location. The average hourly salary for a landscaper is:
USA $14.03 USD
Canada $17.38 CAD
How Do You Know If It's For You?
You'll love it if:
you like being outdoors
you have an interest in plants
you care about the environment
you want to use your hands
you like creating things
You won't like it if:
you don't want to travel
you don't like working in changing weather temperatures
you don't want a seasonal job
you prefer not to work irregular hours
you can't carry out physically demanding tasks
Kevin decided that he wants to become a landscaper. Why should he think twice before making that decision?
So you decided that you're interested?
Here are some tips on what to do next: