Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources
This Career Cluster includes, but is not limited to studies in agriculture, horticulture, animal sciences, and natural resources. Students with a solid background in math, science, technical skills, and communication have the opportunity to pursue a career in Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources.
Location of Program Offerings
- Golightly Career and Technical Center (GCTC)
- Randolph Career and Technical Center (RCTC)
Program(s) of Study
- Applied Horticulture & Horticultural Operations (GCTC/RCTC)
Upon graduation, students have the option of pursuing postsecondary education or entering the workforce in career areas such as: Agricultural Inspector, Agricultural and Food Science Technician, Veterinarian, and Botanist just to name a few.
Analysts predict an average increase of 17% for individuals employed with the Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources industry within the next 10 years.
|Career Options||2008 Statistics||Projected 2018 Statistics||Median Salary||% Change|
|Agricultural Inspector||16,600||18,700||$41,170||13 % Increase|
|Agricultural and Food Science Technician||21,900||23,800||$39,538||9% Increase|
|Petroleum Engineer||21,900||25,900||$108,020||18% Increase|
|Agriculture Engineers||2,700||3,000||$68,730||12% Increase|