Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Careers in food, agriculture, renewable natural resources, or the environment are just some of the career paths you can follow in the agricultural industry. Currently, one out of every twelve U.S. jobs relates to agriculture and the field is continually growing with advancing technology. Consider a career in the diverse industry of agriculture!

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Farm Worker and Laborer $14.00
Tree Trimmer and Pruner $14.51
Logging Equipment Operator $22.16
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Heavy and Tractor Trailer Truck Driver $21.30
Environmental Science and Protection Technician $25.70
First Line Supervisor of Production $28.01
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Forest and Conservation Technician $23.68
First Line Supervisor of Construction Trades and Extraction Work $31.31
Environmental Engineer $40.09
Veterinarian $51.35

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Agriculture Chipley High School
Agritechnology Vernon High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
Agriculture Science Gulf Coast State College
Natural Resources Gulf Coast State College
Veterinary Medicine Gulf Coast State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
Civil and Environmental Engineering Florida State University (Bay County)
Veterinary Medicine Gulf Coast State CollegeFlorida State University (Bay County)

Explore other careers in the area…

Arts, AV Technology and Communication

Business and Professional Services

Construction and Architecture

Distribution Logistics and Transportation

Engineering and Design

Health Sciences

Hospitality and Tourism

Information Technology


Public Service and Education

IMPORTANT: In each potential pathway, the ability to transfer credits from one program level to the next is dependent on a variety of factors. Statewide articulation agreements may assist in these efforts but are not available for all potential career pathways. Ongoing guidance from academic career advisors and supervisors throughout your education and training pathway is recommended.

Note: Entrepreneurial skills are frequently incorporated in different Career Pathways programs to help students prepare to launch and contribute to successful enterprises of all types.

*Salary information source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics. The final education and wage rate is the decision of the hiring employer.