If working outdoors appeals, a career as a tree surgeon might interest you. A background in a related field such as gardening, agriculture or forestry is useful, and many surgeons start their career in an apprenticeship. Although some office work is a part of the daily routine, much of your work day is spent outside; a tree surgeon monitors trees, helping them to be healthy and live longer. The job may involve planting them, trimming branches or removing them altogether. It’s a job that requires a high level of fitness, good teamwork and time management skills, and of course a willingness to work outdoors in a variety of environments. Some science and maths skills are desirable and it’s definitely not your typical 9 to 5 job. If you want to explore a career as a tree surgeon Wantage and the nearby area offer great opportunities.