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Agriculture


Agricultural education is instruction about crop production, livestock management, soil and water conservation, and various other aspects of agriculture. Agricultural education includes instruction in food education, such as nutrition. Agricultural and food education improves the quality of life for all people by helping farmers increase production, conserve resources, and provide nutritious foods.

Careers

Agricultural Engineers
Wage: $76,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 8.6%
Self Employed: 0.0%
Unemployment Rate: 3.0%
Employed Part Time: 7.3%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Soil and Plant Scientists
Wage: $64,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 8.4%
Self Employed: 19.5%
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%
Employed Part Time: 11.4%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's degree
Food Technologists and Scientists
Wage: $62,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 10.3%
Self Employed: 16.3%
Unemployment Rate: 4.0%
Employed Part Time: 11.4%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor'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
Agricultural Workers
Wage: $26,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 0.0%
Self Employed: 0.2%
Unemployment Rate: 10.9%
Employed Part Time: 14.7%

Education Requirements:
Short-term on-the-job training
Agricultural Equipment Operators
Wage: $23,000
10 Year Growth Rate: -5.0%
Self Employed: 0.2%
Unemployment Rate: 10.9%
Employed Part Time: 14.7%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training