Explore careers

Career exploration is an important part of a student’s educational experience. Assessing career interests can help students see the connection between their classroom work and their future work, while allowing them to adjust their course work to better fit future goals.

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Career pathway

Agribusiness

Firms come in all shapes and sizes, from small family-run farm operations to multi-million dollar companies managing the distribution of vital needs across the world. If you enjoy working with people, making deals, investigating or marketing …
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Career pathway

Agricultural education

A career in agricultural education may be right for you. Agriculture educators teach students about agriculture, food and natural resources. These subjects help students develop a wide variety of skills, including science, math, communications, …
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Career pathway

Animal science

Most jobs in this field involve the study and direct care of animals for the purpose of research, veterinary care, or food and materials production. Work on farms, in veterinary clinics, in research labs or even zoos is common for many professionals …
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Career pathway

Environmental science and natural resources

If you are interested in rising to the challenge, consider a career in environmental science. In general, professionals in environmental science and natural resources are working to make agriculture and society more efficient and sustainable. …
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Career pathway

Food science

Jobs in food science are expected to grow by 10% by 2020. Food scientists are leaders in food production and processing, quality assurance and control, technical representation in the sale and marketing of foods, food product development, food …
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Career pathway

Global agriculture

Currently 37 percent of the world’s workforce is employed in agriculture. More workers will be needed to meet growing nutritional needs around the world. Agriculture accounts for 34 percent of land use and 70 percent of water use globally. Careers i …
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Career pathway

Plant systems and plant science

They help farmers and field specialists improve their crop yield and productivity. While it is difficult to say exactly how much demand will increase for plant systems specialists, job outlook for workers in this field is expected to grow faster …
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Career pathway

Power, structural and technical systems

Careers in this profession unite technical and mechanical skills with the field of agriculture. The job market for this career pathway is expected to grow between 10% and 22% in the near future and will increase especially for engineers in the …