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The U.S. Agricultural Industry is the nation's largest employer, with more than one-forth of all U.S. jobs being tied to agriculture in some way. This necessitates the need for well-trained personnel in many different areas in the field.

The U.S. Agricultural Industry is the nation's largest employer, with more than one-forth of all U.S. jobs being tied to agriculture in some way. This necessitates the need for well-trained personnel in many different areas in the field. In the today's world, you will have many choices open to you. It will be up to you to be ready to take full advantage of the best of what your future has to offer.

Listed below are some of the fields a student of agriculture might look to for an exiting and rewarding career. Some of these fields will require more skill and training than others. Keep in mind that most of these career opportunities will have many different types of positions available. In fact, with the new and changing technologies of today, there are agricultural positions available that have never existed before.



Agricultural Production
 
Farmer/Rancher Feedlot Manager
Forest Resources Manager Aquaculturalist
Nursery Products Producer Greenhouse Manager
Turf Producer Fruit and Vegetable Producer
Professional Ranch Manager Wildlife Manager
 
Marketing, Merchandising, and Sales Representatives
 
Commodity Broker Market Analyst
Grain Merchandiser Export Sales Manager
Insurance Agent Sales Representative
Forest Products Merchandiser Landscape Contractor
Livestock Buyer Food Broker
Marketing Manager Real Estate Broker
Technical Service Representative Purchasing Manager
 
Managers and Financial Specialists
 
Appraiser Business Manager
Banker Accountant
Consultant Credit Analyst
Insurance Agency Manager Economist
Food Service Manager Landscape Manager
Retail Manager Wholesale Manager
Financial Analyst Research and Development Manager
 
Scientist, Engineers, and Related Specialist
 
Animal Scientist Agricultural Engineer
Biochemist Food Scientist
Entomologist Forest Scientist
Environmental Scientist Food Engineer
Landscape Architect Plant Scientist
Nutritionist Research Technician
Soil Scientist Geneticist
Weed Scientist Veterinarian
Rangeland Scientist Natural Resource Scientist
 
Social Services Professionals
 
Conservation Officer Outdoor Recreation Specialist
Career Counselor Park Manager
Food Inspector Dietitian
Labor Relations Specialist Regulatory Agent
Nutrition Counselor Regional Planner
Peace Corps Representative Youth Program Director
 
Education and Communications
 
College Teacher County Extension Agent
High School Teacher Journalist
Editor Computer Software Designer
Illustrator Information Specialist
Public Relations Representative Radio/Television Broadcaster