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    What kind of careers can I do with carnivorous plants?

    So, I'm in college right now and it's time for me to settle on a major and career. However, growing carnivorous plants is my passion in life, and people always say to find a career that you want to do.

    So, what careers can I do with carnivorous plants?
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    Uhhh nursery, study Botany and then study CPs in specific? not sure what else...
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    Become famous, get rich, donate the money to save CP habitats.
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    You could become a Biologist, Chemist, Geneticist, or Engineer and help devise a way to harness the sun's energy by using plants, algae, or bacteria. That would not only help CP's but all life on the planet.

    I took the cowards way out by going from hard to easier. I started as a pre-med major, switched to Chemistry, then computer science. I ended up with a degree in CS with a double minor in mathematics and biology.

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    Botanists get hired by all sorts of people: fed gov, state gov, private organizations. I had a friend who worked for an environmental consulting firm. He would do a plant survey before the bulldozers rolled so the developers would know how much wetland to build to compensate for their dirty deeds. He saw fields and fields of pitchers in north Florida.

    Barry Rice makes a good living as a professor and maybe a little from his books. I wouldn't count on following in his footsteps though. Don Schnell is a surgeon. I'm not sure what Peter Diamato did before he wrote Savage Garden but I don't think it was selling carnies.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cp-connection View Post
    Barry Rice makes a good living as a professor and maybe a little from his books. I wouldn't count on following in his footsteps though.
    Rice is an astronomer teaching at a community college. College professors can make a good living but they normally do so primarily through publishing. The top 5% of college professors make over $500,000/yr--the highest remuneration of practically any profession. The bottom 5% make less than $15,000/yr. Success (like mileage) will vary.

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    As mentioned, Barry Rice along with 400 others were laid off by the Nature Conservancy from his position at UC Davis and went back to teaching Astronomy.

    Not to be rude but If you are serious you should learn how to write plant names properly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Not a Number View Post
    Not to be rude but If you are serious you should learn how to write plant names properly.
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