Catalog 2021-2022

Agricultural Science


Agricultural and food science technicians held about 25,900 jobs in 2012. The industries that employed the most agricultural and feed science technicians in 2012 were as follows:
  • Food manufacturing (26 percent)
  • Colleges, universities, and professional schools (19 percent)
  • Support activities for agriculture and forestry (17 percent)
  • Research and development in the physical, engineering, and life sciences (8 percent)
  • Animal production and aquaculture (7 percent)
Employment of agricultural and food technicians is projected to grow 3 percent from 2012 through 2022.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 edition, Agricultural and Food Science Technicians.