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Career and Education Opportunities for Crop and Horticultural Workers in North Dakota

North Dakota has a population of 646,844, which has grown by 0.72% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Flickertail State," its capital is Bismarck, though its biggest city is Fargo.

Many educational and employment opportunities exist for crop and horticultural workers in the Bismarck, North Dakota area. Crop and horticultural workers generally directly supervise and coordinate activities of agricultural crop or horticultural workers.

A person working as a crop and horticultural worker can expect to earn about $21 per hour or $44,500 per year on average in North Dakota and about $19 per hour or $39,750 per year on average in the U.S. as a whole. Crop and horticultural workers earn the same as people working in the category of Farm and Forestry Management generally in North Dakota and the same as people in the Farm and Forestry Management category nationally.

There are six schools of higher education in the Bismarck area, including one within twenty-five miles of Bismarck where you can get a degree to start your career as a crop and horticultural worker. Given that the most common education level for crop and horticultural workers is a high school diploma or GED, you can expect to spend only a short time studying to be a crop and horticultural worker if you already have a high school diploma.

In 2008, there were a total of 498,718 jobs in North Dakota. The average annual income was $39,874 in 2008, up from $36,678 the previous year. The unemployment rate in North Dakota was 4.3% in 2009, which has grown by 1.1% since the previous year. Approximately 22.0% of North Dakota residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in North Dakota include farm product raw material merchant wholesalers, farm machinery merchant wholesalers, and lawn equipment stores. Notable tourist destinations include the Red River Zoo, the Children's Museum at Yunker Farm, and the Charitable Equipment Inc.

CITIES WITH Crop and Horticultural Worker OPPORTUNITIES IN North Dakota


JOB DESCRIPTION: Crop and Horticultural Worker

In general, crop and horticultural workers directly supervise and coordinate activities of agricultural crop or horticultural workers.

Every day, crop and horticultural workers are expected to be able to evaluate problems as they arise. They need to maintain precise control of objects and devices through a range of movements. It is also important that they articulate ideas and problems.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in North Dakota include:

  • Agriculture Inspector. Inspect agricultural commodities, processing equipment, and facilities, and fish and logging operations, to ensure compliance with regulations and laws governing health, quality, and safety.
  • Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Worker. Directly supervise and coordinate activities of animal husbandry or animal care workers.

LOCATION INFORMATION: North Dakota

North Dakota
North Dakota photo by Bobak Ha'Eri

North Dakota has a population of 646,844, which has grown by 0.72% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Flickertail State," its capital is Bismarck, though its largest city is Fargo. In 2008, there were a total of 498,718 jobs in North Dakota. The average annual income was $39,874 in 2008, up from $36,678 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in North Dakota was 4.3% in 2009, which has grown by 1.1% since the previous year. Approximately 22.0% of North Dakota residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in North Dakota include farm product raw material merchant wholesalers, farm machinery merchant wholesalers, and lawn equipment stores. Notable tourist attractions include the Red River Valley Genealogical Society, the Gallery 4 Ltd, and the West Acres Regional Shopping Center.