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Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources


Agriculture, food, and natural resources workers produce agricultural goods. This includes food, plants, animals, fabrics, wood, and crops. You might work on a farm, ranch, dairy, orchard, greenhouse, or plant nursery. You could also work in a clinic or laboratory as a scientist or engineer.

The careers below are sorted by education level. Click on the section title to see the careers in it. Click on the name of the career to learn more.

Less than high school

High school diploma or equivalent

Animal Breeders

Animal Trainers

Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas

Excavating and Loading Machine Operators

Explosives Workers

Extraction Worker Helpers


Farm Equipment Mechanics

Farmers and Ranchers

Floral Designers

Food Batchmakers

Food Cooking Machine Operators

Forest and Conservation Workers

Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators

Gas Plant Operators

Hazardous Materials Removal Workers

Log Graders and Scalers

Logging Equipment Operators

Mine Cutting Machine Operators

Mining Roof Bolters

Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics

Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

Occupational Health and Safety Technicians

Office Machine Operators

Pest Control Workers

Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators

Petroleum Pump System and Refinery Operators

Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers

Recreation Workers

Supervisors of Administrative Support Workers

Supervisors of Construction and Extraction Workers

Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers

Supervisors of Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers

Tree Trimmers and Pruners

Veterinary Assistants

Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant Operators

Wellhead Pumpers

Wood Sawing Machine Operators

Some college, no degree

College certificate

Associate's degree

Bachelor's degree

Master's degree

Doctoral or professional degree