Careers in Agriculture
Are you thinking of a career in agriculture? If it hadn’t struck you yet, there is still time for you to consider it. Most of the industries, directly or indirectly are connected with agriculture. The leather seat of the chair that you are sitting upon and reading the article or the paper that you are reading, all the products are derived from agriculture. Agriculture is not only about production of food and grains, many agriculture dependent industries get its vital raw materials from agriculture.
Gone are the days when agriculture was just meant for farming and irrigation. Agriculture like other careers in media and communication or health and biosciences have undergone massive technological changes. As revealed by the US Bureau of Labor Statistic, out of the 22 million people who directly work within the agricultural industry only 2 million are actively involved in "farming" on a daily basis. Many work as agricultural scientists, agricultural journalism, plant pathology, dairy technology and poultry farming.
If you have a science background and interested in experimenting, you can opt a career as an agricultural scientist. Agribusiness is also a huge career option in this field. People with a business background can find employment as marketing and merchandising specialists, sales representatives, agricultural economists, accountants, finance managers, and commodity traders.
Click on the links below for a list of careers in agriculture: