Turfgrass Management Careers | Agricultural Sciences | SIU

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Career Opportunities

Our professional academic specialization in Turfgrass Management launches exciting careers in the turfgrass industry.

Graduates are equipped to face a variety of challenges in workplaces as varied as golf courses; athletic and recreational facilities; lawns and parks; lawn care businesses; residential and commercial landscaping companies; and municipal, state and federal agencies.

Yet others pursue advanced graduate studies in turfgrass management and research.

Jobs include:

  • Golf course superintendent / assistant superintendent
  • Lawn care specialist
  • Landscaping crew supervisor
  • Turf scout
  • Sports field manager
  • Groundskeeper
  • Parks and grounds manager
  • Equipment care and operations manager
  • Landscape operations manager
  • Pesticide technician
  • Sales representative
  • Technical sales, turf industry