What Does a Job in Agriculture Look Like?

If you like to work outside, work with your hands, work with plants, vegetables, fruit, flowers, or growing and maintaining the land, a career in agriculture may be for you. This is a growing field as science makes progress with the natural world and its relationships to botanical solutions in medicine and food. Agriculture is a large category and its skills can be applied in many different areas that include food production, conservation, or wildlife care.

Types of Jobs

  • Farming
  • Environmental science – wildlife & forestry
  • Laborer
  • Seed/crop technician
  • Manufacturing technician
  • Packaging technician
  • Ranch work
  • Food production
  • Pesticide work
  • Work in national parks, local parks (county, state), garden centers, zoos, arboretums, botanical gardens


  • Educational requirements vary significantly based on the job
  • Some positions may provide on-the-job training, while others may require a college degree
  • Certification in a trade area may improve your chances of job security

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