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Realist?

Realist

Realists are usually interested in 'things' - such as buildings, mechanics, equipment, tools, electronics etc. Their primary focus is dealing with these - as in building, fixing, operating or designing them. Involvement in these areas leads to high manual skills, or a fine aptitude for practical design - as found in the various forms of engineering.

Realists like to find practical solutions to problems using tools, technology and skilled work. Realists usually prefer to be active in their work environment, often do most of their work alone, and enjoy taking decisive action with a minimum amount of discussion and paperwork.

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Landscaping

Landscaping

Landscapers craft land, with a focus on how it looks. This can mean shaping the layout and appearance of the features in a park, garden or other green space (planting new flowers, bushes, trees, etc.) and then maintaining the space.

This means that landscapers must account for many factors and develop a broad set of skills. They need a horticulturist's knowledge of plant life and an artist’s eye for a pleasing visual design, but along with this they need a willingness to get their hands dirty and an ability to guide complex projects. For example, landscapers will adjust the elevation of land and expand or create bodies of water. These are changes that will need heavy machinery and often multiple employees.

Some designers and architects work within a professional landscape firm or at a garden centre while others work for themselves. 

Landscape supervisors are responsible for managing all field operations. They coordinate the use of resources such as labour, equipment and materials to ensure maximum use and completion of work within budget, safety guidelines and quality standards. 

If you are creative and have an eye for detail, are committed to sustainability practices and the environment, enjoy working with people and love plants, this might be an ideal career option to consider

Occupations in Landscaping
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Golf Greenkeeper

Golf greenkeepers ensure that the playing surface of a golf course and the surrounding grounds are kept in excellent condition.

Landscape Architect / Designer

Works as part of a team of architects, surveyors, town planners, engineers and landscape contractors to design the landscape around us, such as parks, stadiums and public squares.

Landscape Scientist

Uses scientific knowledge of the environment to solve and prevent practical landscape problems.