Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Enjoy working outdoors and/or working with animals? Careers in this pathway supply us with food products and alternative energies, preserve and protect our natural resources, and assure we have bountiful supplies of land to utilize in the future.

Career Pathways

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Life, Physical and Social Science Technician $11.06
Farm Worker and Laborer $14.06
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Biological Technician $16.79
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Forest and Conservation Technician $20.98

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
Agritechnology Poplar Springs School
Agritechnology Bethlehem High School
Agritechnology Holmes County High School
Agritechnology Ponce de Leon High School
Agricultural Use of USA Technology Resources Ponce de Leon High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
Agricultural Science Gulf Coast State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
Civil and Environmental Engineering Florida State University (Bay County)

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.

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