Grow Your Career Options
Agriculture has moved a long way from the old family farm. From vertical hydroponics to urban agriculture, you'd be surprised at the diverse opportunity available in this industry. Discover your options today!
Which pathway is offered?
Agriculture—This pathway prepares students to apply knowledge of engineering, hydraulics, pneumatics, electronics, power, structures, and controls to design agricultural structures, machinery, and equipment and develop ways to conserve soil and water and improve the processing of agricultural products.
What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*
Some of the jobs include:
- Agriculture Teacher
- Environmental Science and Protection Technician
- Natural Sciences Manager (requires post-secondary education)
- Soil Specialist
- Solid Waste Manager
- Water Quality Manager
What is the salary outlook?*
Salaries vary depending on the job, experience, and location but approximate sample career salaries include:
- Environmental Science and Protection Technicians—$46,540/year
- Forest and Conservation Workers—$31,770/year
- Natural Sciences Managers—$129,100/year
Which industry-recognized certifications and exams can my student prepare for?
- The National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI) Agriculture Mechanics
- ACT National Career Readiness Certification
*Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Salaries vary depending on the job title, experience, and location. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Friday, April 10, 2020.