What do they do? Provide tree services to homeowners, commercial property owners, and cities and towns.

Description: A career as an arborist combines physical challenge with scientific know-how for those who have never lost their childhood love of climbing trees or milling about alone beneath a canopy of green branches. Often independent, arborists must also possess good people skills when meeting with clients. The job also requires extensive experience in tree work, including climbing, pruning, and removing trees.

Education: A college degree in horticulture and/or arboriculture.

Salary: $25,000 to $35,000