Just curiuos what people had for a job, or still have for a job before you got into landscaping/lawn care. Also, what kind of degrees does anyone have? In high school, I got a technical degree in heavy equipment operation. In college, I got a degree in criminal justice, and turned down a state trooper job because I didn't want to move again. I have worked as a maintenance mechanic in a fiberglass plant for the past 8 years.