Career Pathways in Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources

A career in agriculture, food, and natural resources requires certain skills and education depending on job requirements. Skills include production, processing, marketing, distribution, financing, and development of agricultural commodities including food, fiber, wood products, natural resources, horticulture, and other plant and animal products/resources. Popular high-school courses include: Intro to Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources; Biology; Foods; and Intro to Business.

 

 PLAY VIDEO TO LEARN MORE

Training in the Following Career Skills

Business0%

Biology0%

Food Production0%

Environmental Studies0%

High School Diploma or Equivalent Career Options

Agricultural Equipment Operators

$31,190.00/yr

View Video

Aquacultural Managers

$67,950.00/yr

View Video

Biofuels Processing Technicians

$57,100.00/yr

View Video

Commercial Divers

$49,140.00/yr

View Video

Farmers, Ranchers and Other Agricultural Managers

$67,950.00/yr

View Video

Geothermal Technicians

$39,320.00/yr

View Video

Nursery and Greenhouse Managers

$67,950.00/yr

View Video

Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers

$27,540.00/yr

View Video

Wind Turbine Service Technicians

$54,370.00/yr

View Video

Landscape Architects

$68,230.00/yr

View Video

*Information provided by CareerOneStop which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

Associate Degree Career Options

Agricultural and Food Science Technicians

$40,860.00/yr

View Video

Chemical Technicians

$48,160.00/yr

View Video

Environmental Engineering Technicians

$50,560.00/yr

View Video

Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health

$46,170.00/yr

View Video

Veterinary Technologists and Technicians

$34,420.00/yr

View Video

*Information provided by CareerOneStop which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

Bachelor's Degree Career Options

Food Scientists and Technologists

$58,380.00/yr

View Video

Biofuels / Biodiesel Technology and Product Development Managers

$140,760.00/yr

View Video

Purchasing Agents and Buyers, Farm Products

$62,750.00/yr

View Video

Chemists

$76,890.00/yr

View Video

Conservation Scientists

$61,310.00/yr

View Video

Environmental Engineers

$87,620.00/yr

View Video

Conservation Officer/Fish and Game Wardens

$57,710.00/yr

View Video

Occupational Health and Safety Specialists

$73,020.00/yr

View Video

Park Naturalists

$61,310.00/yr

View Video

Wind Energy Operations Managers

$107,480.00/yr

View Video

*Information provided by CareerOneStop which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

Doctoral or Professional Degree Career Options

Biochemists and Biophysicists

$93,280.00/yr

View Video

Economists

$104,340.00/yr

View Video

Farm and Home Management Advisors

$49,840.00/yr

View Video

Veterinarians

$93,830.00/yr

View Video

*Information provided by CareerOneStop which is sponsored by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration.

Top Regional Businesses

Continue to Explore this Pathway

Continue exploring this career path and building your plan! Find electives and Advanced Placement courses at your school aligned with this pathway, consider registering for a Kirkwood Career Academy, register for an internship or job shadow, and look for summer programs that will help you continue to build your knowledge and skills.