Agriculture


Farm Equipment Mechanics

diagnose, adjust, repair, or overhaul farm machinery and vehicles, such as tractors, harvesters, dairy equipment, and irrigation systems.
$45350
No degree required
Strong job growth
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Farmworkers

attend to live farm, ranch, open range or aquacultural animals that may include cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses and other equines, poultry, rabbits, finfish, shellfish, and bees. Attend to animals produced for animal products, such as meat, fur, skins, feathers, eggs, milk, and honey. Duties may include feeding, watering, herding, grazing, milking, castrating, branding, de-beaking, weighing, catching, and loading animals. May maintain records on animals; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; assist in birth deliveries; and administer medications, vaccinations, or insecticides as appropriate. May clean and maintain animal housing areas. Includes workers who shear wool from sheep and collect eggs in hatcheries.
$31060
Associate’s degree
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Crop Farmworkers and Laborers

manually plant, cultivate, and harvest vegetables, fruits, nuts and field crops. Use hand tools, such as shovels, trowels, hoes, tampers, pruning hooks, shears, and knives. Duties may include tilling soil and applying fertilizers; transplanting, weeding, thinning, or pruning crops; applying pesticides; cleaning, packing, and loading harvested products. May construct trellises, repair fences and farm buildings, or participate in irrigation activities.
$30140
No degree required
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Nursery Workers

Michael Hill from
1 reviews
work in nursery facilities or at customer location planting, cultivating, harvesting, and transplanting trees, shrubs, or plants.
$30140
No degree required
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Agricultural Graders

grade, sort, or classify unprocessed food and other agricultural products by size, weight, color, or condition.
$29620
No degree required
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Agricultural Equipment Operators

drive and control equipment to support agricultural activities such as tilling soil; planting, cultivating, and harvesting crops; feeding and herding livestock; or removing animal waste. 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.
$34070
No degree required
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Agricultural Inspectors

inspect agricultural commodities, processing equipment, and facilities, and fish and logging operations, to ensure compliance with regulations and laws governing health, quality, and safety.
$48620
No degree required
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Animal Breeders

Chris Adams from ModestFish
1 reviews
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.
$43930
No degree required
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Horticultural Supervisors

directly supervise and coordinate activities of agricultural crop or horticultural workers.
$54420
No degree required
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Animal Husbandry Supervisors

directly supervise and coordinate activities of animal husbandry or animal care workers.
$54420
Post-secondary certificate
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Aquacultural Supervisors

directly supervise and coordinate activities of aquacultural workers.
$54420
Bachelor’s degree
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Pesticide Handlers and Sprayers

mix or apply pesticides, herbicides, fungicides, or insecticides through sprays, dusts, vapors, soil incorporation, or chemical application on trees, shrubs, lawns, or crops. Usually requires specific training and state or federal certification.
$39130
No degree required
Strong job growth
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Farm and Home Management Advisors

instruct and advise individuals and families engaged in agriculture, agricultural-related processes, or home management activities. Demonstrate procedures and apply research findings to advance agricultural and home management activities. May develop educational outreach programs. May instruct on either agricultural issues such as agricultural processes and techniques, pest management, and food safety, or on home management issues such as budgeting, nutrition, and child development.
$54870
Master’s degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
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Agricultural Sciences Professors

teach courses in the agricultural sciences. Includes teachers of agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management, and agricultural soil conservation. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
$96200
Doctoral degree
High job satisfaction
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Precision Agriculture Technicians

apply geospatial technologies, including geographic information systems (GIS) and Global Positioning System (GPS), to agricultural production or management activities, such as pest scouting, site-specific pesticide application, yield mapping, or variable-rate irrigation. May use computers to develop or analyze maps or remote sensing images to compare physical topography with data on soils, fertilizer, pests, or weather.
$56830
Bachelor’s degree
Strong job growth
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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.
$45920
Master’s degree
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Food Science Technicians

perform standardized qualitative and quantitative tests to determine physical or chemical properties of food or beverage products.
$45920
No degree required
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Food Scientists and Technologists

Kirsten Kehlet from The Better Meat Co
1 reviews
use chemistry, microbiology, engineering, and other sciences to study the principles underlying the processing and deterioration of foods; analyze food content to determine levels of vitamins, fat, sugar, and protein; discover new food sources; research ways to make processed foods safe, palatable, and healthful; and apply food science knowledge to determine best ways to process, package, preserve, store, and distribute food.
$80190
Bachelor’s degree
Strong job growth
High job satisfaction
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Soil and Plant Scientists

conduct research in breeding, physiology, production, yield, and management of crops and agricultural plants or trees, shrubs, and nursery stock, their growth in soils, and control of pests; or study the chemical, physical, biological, and mineralogical composition of soils as they relate to plant or crop growth. May classify and map soils and investigate effects of alternative practices on soil and crop productivity.
$73040
Doctoral degree
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Animal Scientists

conduct research in the genetics, nutrition, reproduction, growth, and development of domestic farm animals.
$74540
Doctoral degree
Strong job growth
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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.
$101620
Bachelor’s degree
High job satisfaction
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Farm Labor Contractors

recruit and hire seasonal or temporary agricultural laborers. May transport, house, and provide meals for workers.
$50300
No degree required
High job satisfaction
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Farm Products Purchasing Agents

purchase farm products either for further processing or resale. Includes tree farm contractors, grain brokers and market operators, grain buyers, and tobacco buyers. May negotiate contracts.
$72370
Bachelor’s degree
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Nursery and Greenhouse Managers

plan, organize, direct, control, and coordinate activities of workers engaged in propagating, cultivating, and harvesting horticultural specialties, such as trees, shrubs, flowers, mushrooms, and other plants.
$76810
Bachelor’s degree
High job satisfaction
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Farm and Ranch Managers

Nate Krause from Swans Trail Farms
Mpenga Kabundi from P&A Family Farm Concept
Jess Oldham from Farm Yard, a small flower farm in rural Moab, Utah
4 reviews
plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of farms, ranches, greenhouses, aquacultural operations, nurseries, timber tracts, or other agricultural establishments. May hire, train, or supervise farm workers or contract for services to carry out the day-to-day activities of the managed operation. May engage in or supervise planting, cultivating, harvesting, financial, or marketing activities.
$76810
Bachelor’s degree
High job satisfaction
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Aquacultural Managers

direct and coordinate, through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities of workers engaged in fish hatchery production for corporations, cooperatives, or other owners.
$76810
Bachelor’s degree
High job satisfaction
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Botanists

Botanists are plant experts. They study the evolution and reproduction of plants and the relationships between plants and the environment. Botanists may carry out research in the field, analyze data, or write reports about their research.
$68800
Bachelor’s degree
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Agronomists

Agronomists typically work in the agriculture industry, helping to increase the quality of soil to produce more food on the same amount of land. Agronomists spend their time testing soil, appraising land, and assisting with crop management.
$58600
Bachelor’s Degree
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