Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Expertise 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*
Custom Applicator/Pest Control Advisor $11.60
Agriculture Technician $18.35
Agriculture Sales $27.95
Requires two years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Farm Manager $17.80
Rural Surveyor $29.31
Agricultural Finance Officer $32.37
Agribusiness Operations Manager $37.92
Requires four or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience
Job Average Hourly Rate*
Soil Scientist $28.05
Agronomist $29.05
Plant Breeder/Geneticist $29.47
Veterinarian $48.14

Training Pathways

Middle and high school career or career academy programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
Agribusiness Academy Central School
Agritechnology Academy Jay High School
Agritechnology Academy Milton High School
Certifications, technical programs or two-year degree programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
A.A. Agricultural Science Pensacola State College
Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs
Training Programs Institution
/School
B. S. Agricultural Education and Communication University of Florida
B. S. Natural Resource Conservation University of Florida
B. S. Plant Science University of Florida

*Salary information source: Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics, August 2016. The final education and wage rate is the decision of the hiring employer.

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.

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