Grounds maintenance workers ensure that the grounds of houses, businesses, and parks are attractive, orderly, and healthy.
Although most grounds maintenance jobs have no education requirements, some employers may require formal education or certification in areas such as landscape design, horticulture, or arboriculture.
Overall employment of grounds maintenance workers is projected to grow 10 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Some grounds maintenance jobs are seasonal, available mainly in the spring, summer, and fall. Most of the work is done outdoors in all weather conditions. The work can be repetitive and physically demanding, requiring frequent bending, kneeling, lifting, and shoveling.