Agricultural and Food Science Technicians

Back to Occupations
Fast Growing
Growing
Steady Growth
Declining

Occupation Description

Agricultural and food science technicians work with agricultural and nutrition scientists in food, fiber, and animal study, manufacture, and dispensation; and contribution with animal breeding and nutrition. They conduct trials and experiments to advance harvest and superiority of yields or to increase the resistance of florae and faunae to illness or insects. Consist of specialists who support food scientists or technologists in the investigation and development of production technology, quality control, packaging, dispensation, and use of nutrition.

Estimated Income

Lower End
Middle
Upper End
$200,000
$150,000
$100,000
$50,000
All financial data provided by Bureau of Labor Statistics (bls.gov)

Total Employees In 2010

18280

Job Openings By 2020

8700

Growth Rate

7%

Required Education

Associate's degree
Specific Programs:

Required Work Experience

None

National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth