Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

The following careers are offered by companies that specialize in farming, food production, and the management and protection of natural resources.

There are 53 careers in this industry

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Agricultural and Food Science Technicians

Work with agricultural and food scientists in food, fiber, and animal research, production, and processing; and assist with animal breeding and nutrition. Conduct tests and experiments to improve yield and quality of crops or to increase the resistance of plants and animals to disease or insects. Includes technicians who assist food scientists or technologists in the research and development of production technology, quality control, packaging, processing, and use of foods.

  • Average Salary:$40,860
  • Most Common Education:Not available

Agricultural Engineers

Apply knowledge of engineering technology and biological science to agricultural problems concerned with power and machinery, electrification, structures, soil and water conservation, and processing of agricultural products.

  • Average Salary:$77,110
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree

Agricultural Equipment Operators

Drive and control farm equipment to till soil and to plant, cultivate, and harvest crops. May perform tasks, such as crop baling or hay bucking. May operate stationary equipment to perform post-harvest tasks, such as husking, shelling, threshing, and ginning.

  • Average Salary:$31,190
  • Most Common Education:Less than high school

Agricultural Technicians

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.

  • Average Salary:$40,860
  • Most Common Education:Master's Degree

Agricultural Workers

All agricultural workers not listed separately.

  • Average Salary:$29,480
  • Most Common Education:Not available

Animal Breeders

Select and breed animals according to their genealogy, characteristics, and offspring. May require knowledge of artificial insemination techniques and equipment use. May involve keeping records on heats, birth intervals, or pedigree.

  • Average Salary:$37,060
  • Most Common Education:High school

Animal Scientists

Conduct research in the genetics, nutrition, reproduction, growth, and development of domestic farm animals.

  • Average Salary:$58,380
  • Most Common Education:Doctoral degree

Aquacultural Managers

Direct and coordinate, through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities of workers engaged in fish hatchery production for corporations, cooperatives, or other owners.

  • Average Salary:Not available
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree

Biological Technicians

Assist biological and medical scientists in laboratories. Set up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment, monitor experiments, make observations, and calculate and record results. May analyze organic substances, such as blood, food, and drugs.

  • Average Salary:$44,500
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree

Clinical Research Coordinators

Plan, direct, or coordinate clinical research projects. Direct the activities of workers engaged in clinical research projects to ensure compliance with protocols and overall clinical objectives. May evaluate and analyze clinical data.

  • Average Salary:Not available
  • Most Common Education:Bachelor's degree