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Soil and Plant Scientists

Conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils, and control of pests; or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. May classify and map soils and investigate effects of alternative practices on soil and crop productivity. 

Employment Outlook
Growth Rate Click for more information on Growth rate 1.1%
Openings Per Year Click for more information on Employment outlook 221
Wages
Median Hourly Click for more information on Entry Level Wage $34.52 per hour
Average Click for more information on Average Wage $78,800 per year
Education Needed Click for more information on Education needed Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree). 
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