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Agricultural Technicians In Demand

General Information

Description

Work with agricultural scientists in plant, fiber, and animal research, or assist with animal breeding and nutrition. Set up or maintain laboratory equipment and collect samples from crops or animals. Prepare specimens or record data to assist scientists in biology or related life science experiments. Conduct tests and experiments to improve yield and quality of crops or to increase the resistance of plants and animals to disease or insects.

Industry areas

  • Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+5%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$41,760

State-by-state Salary

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$52,240
$30,640
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • Master's degree 31%
  • Bachelor's degree 29%
  • Associate's degree 18%
  • Post-master's certificate 15%
  • High school 2%
  • First professional degree 1%
  • Some college 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-secondary certificate 0%

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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.
  • Investigative — You have an interest in studying and researching objects, organisms, and other things.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.

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Knowledge

  • Biology
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Administrative

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