MYTHS ABOUT LANDSCAPING CAREERS IN PITTSBURGH
The professional landscape industry is an $99 billion industry. It is made up of small entrepreneurial companies and those with a national reach.
Their work is essential to families, communities, and the environment. Yet, most people mistakenly believe the term landscape professional refers only to crew members, those who are installing and maintaining landscapes.
Yes, professionals perform those important tasks, but for many people, these are foot-in-the-door opportunities that can lead to supervisory and management tracked positions.
Let’s explore some of the other most common misconceptions about the industry.
You can't earn a good income as a landscape professional.
Industry jobs are all dirty and involve a lot of physical labor.
Think again! There are dozens of job responsibilities within the industry. Many entry-level workers without training start in the field, learning the foundation of landscape management but they are supported by equipment and technology. Those who are promoted and those entering the industry with training and skills manage processes, people and plants.
There are not career advancement opportunities in the industry.
On the contrary! Those entering the field without a college degree who demonstrate a strong work ethic and mastery of their responsibilities will often earn supervisory opportunities and assume progressively more responsibilities throughout their career. College graduates often enter the workforce in managerial positions and continue to grow their careers.
The industry is low tech.
Not at all! Technology plays a significant role in the work done within the industry. From irrigation support to GPS tracking to sonograms on trees and computer-aided-design, technology is essential in helping professionals do their jobs.
A college degree would be "wasted" in the professional landscape industry.
Wrong! Lawn and landscape firms are businesses. They require talented, trained professionals with education in business, chemistry, biology, horticulture, arboriculture, finance, and more. They need leaders with initiative, problem-solving skills and drive. The overwhelming majority of students who graduate with degrees relevant to the landscape industry report no difficulty in finding employment and strong compensation packages. Most professionals believe their degree has helped advance their career.
Working as a landscape professional is not a job in which you can have pride.
Incorrect! The work done by landscape professionals helps families, communities and the environment! Childhood is enriched in backyards and on playgrounds and sports fields enabled by professionals. Neighborhoods are more enjoyable when beautiful, healthy plants provide welcome and peace. One of the greatest beneficiaries of professionals is the work they do that helps clean and purify the air, provide oxygen, minimize noise, and protect water sources from unhealthy runoff.
Career- Advancement Opportuities
Community- Minded Work
WHAT DO LANDSCAPE PROFESSIONALS LOVE MOST ABOUT THEIR WORK?
Eichenlaub Inc. is a full service, design-build landscape construction & maintenance firm that has been providing award winning service to residences and businesses in the greater Pittsburgh area for over 4 0 years. All made possible by our incredible team.
So Why Should You Join Our Team?
We provide an environment where the employee can grow and benefit from working with our company. For those who decide to take the initiative to go above and beyond their basic duties; they will expand their knowledge and skills of the industry and be rewarded for doing so.
We look forward to speaking with you!