Catalog 2021-2022

Agricultural Science

Employment

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.

Source:

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