The Diversity of Agricultural Careers
Many are still unaware that the trend in agricultural education has taken a different facet. Most are still skeptical about the future careers of agricultural graduates, and job prospects that await them are considered obscure. In view of this, those who have fared well advise that work opportunities in agriculture depend on where you want to be.
The curricula in agricultural education have broadened with major focus on Life and Physical Science, Animal Science, Plant Science, and Soil Science. Thus, career paths for graduates included knowledge beyond what is required in agricultural production but also about current technologies and applications of agricultural principles. Hence, there is employment available that is related to various agricultural aspects, like research and development, management, marketing, education, business and environmental protection.
However, if one wishes to make a career out of agricultural research and development, a BS in Agriculture degree will suffice only for the entry level positions in private industries. Future advancements as scientists, which offer top salaries, require a Master’s or PhD.
In line with this, the succeeding sections provide career information for agricultural graduates and the job prospects they could look into: