Examples of Agriculture Careers:
- Manager: international business, marketing, cooperative extension, production, food service, agribusiness, sales, manufacturing, processing, retailing.
- Scientist: veterinarian, nutritionist, physicist, chemist, physiologist, environmentalist, microbiologist, economist, geneticist, aquaculturalist.
- Financial: banks, farm credit, cooperative extension, marketing, appraisal, real estate, insurance, auditors, land management, merchandising.
- Government: agricultural research, foreign agricultural services, rural development, USDA, Bureau of Land Management, grading/inspection, statistician, soil conservation/Peace Corps/AID, Cooperative Extension Service.
- Sales: chemical, equipment, packaging, institutional /food, feed/seed, supplies, plant, livestock/poultry, pharmaceuticals, retail.
- Production: beef/pork/dairy, lamb/horse, forage, poultry, grain, ornamentals, vegetables, fish/seafood, fruits, nuts.
- Education: college teaching, field representation, communication specialist, cooperative extension, information specialist, graduate school, public relations, consumer education, TV/radio, secondary teaching.
- Engineering: computer, consulting engineer, manufacturing, design/test, systems maintenance, irrigation/drainage, soil/water conservation, processing, safety engineer, product development.
What Types of Careers and How Much $?
- Marine Biologist Research (MS or PhD) $30K to $50K
- Aquaculture Production (AS to BS) $30K
- Aquaculture Research or Extension (MS or PhD) $30K to $50K
- Aquaculture Technician or State Biologist Aide (AS) $18k to $34K
- State Fisheries Biologist (BS or MS) $34K to $45K
- Aquarist (AS, BS, MS) $20K to $40K