Landscape Design is one of the few horticultural industries that really appreciates formal education. When jobs are available, those with some sort of degree in Landscape Design or a related field are more desirable than those without. Larger landscape firms that design landscapes for the sort of new development that is always being developed hire new Landscape Designers on a relatively regular basis. (Even Landscape Designers eventually retire.) These larger firms are more selective though, and prefer those who did well in school and maybe have a bit of experience. Smaller firms are probably more desperate when they do hire, but rarely promise such reliable employment.