Business Owner Education Level Survey/Poll

Discussion in 'General Industry Discussions' started by MDLawn, Nov 1, 2011.

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Business Owner Education Level

  1. High School Only

    15 vote(s)
    19.2%
  2. High School + Trade Education (training seminars, manufacturer training,etc..)

    13 vote(s)
    16.7%
  3. Associates Degree

    7 vote(s)
    9.0%
  4. Bachelor Degree

    11 vote(s)
    14.1%
  5. Masters Degree

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  6. PhD

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  7. Associates Degree (non landscape) + Trade Education (training seminars, manufacturer training,etc..)

    7 vote(s)
    9.0%
  8. Bachelor Degree (non landscape) + Trade Education (training seminars, manufacturer training,etc..)

    9 vote(s)
    11.5%
  9. Masters Degree (non landscape) + Trade Education (training seminars, manufacturer training,etc..)

    3 vote(s)
    3.8%
  10. PhD (non landscape) + Trade Education (training seminars, manufacturer training,etc..)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  11. Associates Degree (Hort, Landscape, Construction)

    5 vote(s)
    6.4%
  12. Bachelor Degree (Hort, Landscape, Construction)

    3 vote(s)
    3.8%
  13. Masters Degree (Hort, Landscape, Construction)

    0 vote(s)
    0.0%
  14. PhD (Hort, Landscape, Construction)

    1 vote(s)
    1.3%
  15. Never finished High School

    2 vote(s)
    2.6%
  1. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,284

    Just interested to see what the statistics, numbers, etc.. are for the lawn and landscaping business owners. This is not a thread asking if you need any certain level of education just more of an overview. This is also not meant to judge whether it is better to have a certain level of education. Business owners can be a pecuilar bunch and in all honesty I am just curious to see the results if anyone wishes to vote or post them. Sorry about the amount of selections but it gives everyone a choice! I've selected to keep the answers confindential if you worry.
     
    Last edited: Nov 1, 2011
  2. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,284

    Thanks for getting the poll started!! Looks like it's starting out very diverse!!
     
  3. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,284

    67 views and only 7 votes? Did I not put enough categories on there? :laugh:
     
  4. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,284

    wow not one landscape degree yet
     
  5. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,346

    I voted. Bachelors in Marketing. Its funny I learned more from trial and error and failures than I did in School. LOL
     
  6. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,284

    As do most. Schooling helps as a guide. I would like more plant/plant care knowledge that some schooling could have given. But local nurseries and books help.
     
  7. Andy31

    Andy31 LawnSite Member
    Posts: 142

    B.S. Animal Science
    Lawn and Landscaping Work: Most enjoyable career that you can be the boss and where your success or failure is up to you.
    Cattle: a nice Seed Stock operation is in my future (10 year goal). SO in 10 years I hope to use my degree...until then I will keep reading books, attending seminars, and learning from my mistakes in the field.
    This should turn into a nice thread, with several view points.
     
  8. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,284

    This is my hope for this. Let's see as a whole where the lawnsite group stands, whether highly educated or not. I'm sure it'll be a good mix though. What does this data collection have to do with us or show us? Not a whole lot unless you added other variables like age, income range, years in business, employees, etc.... But even then it would be so mixed, success depends on a person more than anything, but educations can often guide.
     
    Last edited: Nov 2, 2011
  9. 205mx

    205mx LawnSite Silver Member
    Posts: 2,346

    My post was not intended to say I did not learn in school. (although a lot of it was useless) I am so
    Ply saying I learned MORE in the field. I felt like I knew more about business than my business instructor
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  10. MDLawn

    MDLawn LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,284

    Not sure why I added PhD's in this but ya never know.
     

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