Hydroponics producers grow crops without soil, but using a water solution that is rich in nutrients, typically in greenhouses.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
Farming or gardening experience is needed, but no degree is required.
To pursue a career as a hydroponics producer:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, computer courses, mathematics, biology and business courses.
Where can I work?
Hydroponic producers typically work independently. They are responsible for the production, business and maintenance associated with operating the farm. Some may be employed by specialty food production companies.
Future Job Market / Outlook
As the amount of farmable land lessens, the prospect of hydroponics is appealing. The job outlook for a hydroponics producer will be good over the next five years.
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