Groundskeeper

What do they do? Manage urban landscapes.

Description: For those who enjoy the outdoors and working with their hands, the career of groundskeeper provides opportunities to help shape and nurture lawns, gardens, and trees that beautify the urban landscape. Landscape maintenance is a diverse field covering a wide range of landscaping services, including lawn and garden maintenance; installation of flower beds, trees, and shrubs; and design and installation of water systems along with pesticide spraying and weed removal. Groundskeepers may also work at places like golf courses and sports stadiums.

Education: On-the-job training and horticulture classes.

Salary: $15,000 up to $45,000 for a supervisor’s job.