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Agricultural Inspectors

General Information

Description

Inspect agricultural commodities, processing equipment, and facilities, and fish and logging operations, to ensure compliance with regulations and laws governing health, quality, and safety.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Federal government40.72%
  2. State and local government28.85%
  3. Private, for profit26.76%
  4. Self-employed1.84%
  5. Private, not for profit1.52%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$44,720

State-by-state Salary

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$77,750
$17,820
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 56%
  • Some college 12%
  • Associate's degree 12%
  • Bachelor's degree 10%
  • Less than high school 7%
  • First professional degree 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.
  • Investigative — You have an interest in studying and researching objects, organisms, and other things.

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Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Mathematics
  • Law and Government
  • Administration and Management
  • Food Production

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