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!

JOB OPPORTUNITIES

FIRST

Requires on-the-job training, work experience, and/or a high school diploma

Job 2017 Avg Hourly Rate
Agriculture Technician $18.35
Agriculture Sales $27.95
Custom Applicator/Pest Control Advisor $11.60

NEXT

Requires 2-4 years of education beyond high school or on-the-job experience

Job 2017 Avg Hourly Rate
Farm Manager $17.80
Agribusiness Operations Manager $37.92
Agricultural Finance Officer $32.37
Rural Surveyor $29.31

LATER

Requires 4 or more years of education beyond high school plus work experience

Job 2017 Avg Hourly Rate
Agronomist $29.05
Plant Breeder/Geneticist $29.47
Soil Scientist $28.05
Veterinarian $48.14

TRAINING PATHWAYS

FIRST

Middle and high school career exploration or career academy programs

Training Program Institution/
School
Agriculture Academy Central School
Jay High School
Milton High School

NEXT

Certifications, technical programs or 2-year degree programs

Training Program Institution/
School
A.A. Agricultural Science Pensacola State College

LATER

Bachelor's, master's or doctoral programs

Training Program Institution/
School
B. S. Agricultural Education and Communication
B. S. Plant Science
B. S. Natural Resource Conservation
University of Florida

Salary information source: FL Department of Economic Opportunity, Bureau of Labor Market Statistics, August 2016