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Agricultural and Food Science Technicians - 19-4011.00    

Summary Occupational Forecast Data

Annual Average
Employment
Employment
Change
Average Annual Job Openings Wage and Training Levels
2017 2022 Numerical Percent New Jobs Replacement Jobs Total Median Hourly   Median Annual     Education & Training Level  
199
202
2
1%
0
20
21
$18.47
$38,413
Associate's degree
Staffing Pattern Data Forecast Data Source: EMSI (1st Quarter 2017)
 

Description

Work with agricultural scientists in food, fiber, and animal research, production, and processing; assist with animal breeding and nutrition work; under supervision, conduct tests and experiments to improve yield and quality of crops or to increase the resistance of plants and animals to disease or insects. Includes technicians who assist food scientists or food technologists in the research, development, production technology, quality control, packaging, processing, and use of foods.
 

Occupation Details

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