A greenhouse worker is responsible for the planting, cultivating and harvesting of trees, shrubs, flowers, and other plants and providing these products to consumers. Job responsibilities of a greenhouse worker include the preparation and maintenance of soil, spraying the plants to prevent pests and diseases, harvesting the plants including transporting, potting and labelling them, recording and maintaining information about the plants and their growth, selling and delivering plants to consumers, inspecting plants to assess quality, and regulating the greenhouse conditions to ensure conditions are suitable and irrigation systems are running smoothly.
In most cases, a high school diploma is required to be a greenhouse worker. Helpful job skills include good communication skills, ability to problem-solve, active listening, physical fitness, and good decision-making skills. The future job market outlook for a greenhouse worker is fair.