Agriculturist

A career as an agriculturist can lead in many directions. An agriculturist is not someone who is simply a farmer. An agriculturist can work in the food sciences sector helping to develop new types of food while at the same time figuring out how to grow the most nutritious foods for the least amount of money. They can also work in the field of construction developing new ways to use land and build structures using the most environmentally-friendly materials.

Agriculturists can also work in the environmental management industry determining the best ways to preserve the worlds natural resources while at the same time figuring out how to produce an abundance of fresh water food and necessities for humans and animals. The careers related to the agricultural industry are endless especially with todays strong focus on global warming food shortages in certain parts of the world and concerns over how to best protect and enhance food production techniques.  Find a career in Agriculture.

In the United States alone millions of people work in some sort of career that is either directly or indirectly related to agriculture many of whom have never before stepped foot on a real farm. According to the United States Department of Agriculture the average agriculturist makes approximately $45000 per year. However the salary can vary greatly depending on the exact job. The educational requirements for a professional agriculturist position usually require a bachelors degree but many agriculturists go on to achieve a masters degree with an emphasis in a special interest such as animal science plant science or agricultural economics.

Education Required: Bachelor's Degree
Avg Salary: $49000
High Salary: $69000
Low Salary: $29000
Tasks: Helps to develop new types of food.
Develops new ways to use land and build structures using the most environmentally-friendly materials.
Works in the field of environmental management.
Focuses on global warming and food shortages.
Also Called: Farmer
Environmental Scientist
Natural Resources Manager
Food Producer
Additional Resources: http://www.ag.ncat.edu/extension/programs/dte/careers.html
http://agriculturalcareers.com/agriculturalcareers.asp
http://www.simplyhired.com/a/salary/search/q-Department+Of+Agriculture