Work outdoors. Cultivate perfect turf grasses. Take pride in creating beautiful, sustainable turf grasses by working as a golf course superintendent or athletic turf manager.
A career in turf management usually entails:
To work in this field, you need to possess deep knowledge of soil science and horticultural science. You will be expected to know how to propose, plan and execute horticultural and soil science projects on a large scale.
Those working in turf management earn a national median salary of $45,740 and a state median salary of $48,370, with upper range salaries of approximately $68,000 (as of 2016).
Job opportunities in the industry are growing at a rate of 5-8%, with North Carolina leading the way with a job opportunity growth rate of 11.7%.
Some positions require an associate’s degree or a post-secondary certificate; other positions do not. About 36% of positions require a bachelor’s degree.
Explore the many related educational programs available at NC State here:
There are many different types of related jobs to choose from. The following are just a few of the common job titles graduates of soil science programs qualify for:
Invest in your dream career working outside cultivating beautiful grounds. Jumpstart your turf management or golf course superintendent career by applying to a soil science program today.