Agriculture and Natural Systems
Are you interested in a career in farming or food production? Do you want to protect the environment? A job in the field of agriculture and natural systems might be right for you.
Agriculture and natural systems has seven career pathways.
- Agribusiness: Individuals who manage farms or operations that prepare food for the marketplace.
- Animal Systems: Individuals who work to improve food produced by animals.
- Environmental Service Systems: Individuals who work to protect the environment by controlling pollution.
- Food Products and Processing Systems: Individuals who process, package and store food for purchase.
- Natural Resources Systems: Individuals who work to protect the environment through conservation and management.
- Plant Systems: Individuals who develop ways to increase yield of crops.
- Power, Structural and Technical Systems: Individuals who design buildings or equipment for use in agriculture.
Meta-Major: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math (STEM)
Are you interested in a career in agriculture or natural systems but not sure what you want to do? Check out the science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) meta-major at your local state college. A meta-major is a collection of associate degree programs aligned to a general career area, such as agriculture and natural systems. Because all programs under the meta-major have common courses, you can pursue a relevant course of study before deciding on a specific degree program.
Many high-paying jobs in the field of business require a bachelor's degree.
|Training, Certificate or Associate's Degree||Bachelor's Degree|
|Agricultural Equipment Operators||$24,010||Biological Technician||$34,760|
|Tree Trimmers and Pruners||$26,540||Agricultural Engineer||$42,020|
|Pest Control Workers||$28,670||Animal Scientist||$42,890|
|Agricultural Technician||$33,840||Zoologist and Wildlife Biologist||$44,960|
|Food Science Technician||$33,840||Soil and Plant Scientist||$44,990|
|Forest and Conservation Technician||$44,390||Forester||$50,340|
|Farm and Ranch Manager||$74,840||Water and Wastewater Engineer||$61,500|
|Aquaculture Manager||$74,840||Environmental Engineer||$61,500|