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Agricultural Economics

Agricultural economics tends to be more microeconomic oriented. Many undergraduate Agricultural Economics degrees tend to be more like a traditional business degree rather than a traditional economics degree.

At the graduate level, many agricultural economics programs focus on a wide variety of applied microeconomic topics. During the last decades, graduates from Agricultural Economics departments find jobs in diversified sectors of the economy; from corporations to government.


Wage: $83,590
10 Year Growth Rate: 7.5%
Self Employed: 6.5%
Unemployment Rate: 3.5%
Employed Part Time: 3.3%

Education Requirements:
Master's degree
Farmers, Ranchers, and Agricultural Managers
Wage: $60,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 1.1%
Self Employed: 0.0%
Unemployment Rate: 1.1%
Employed Part Time: 9.3%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's or higher degree, plus work experience