Information About Agriculture : Your Career In
There is a shortage of students with the right skills available to enter the job market. At both first degree and other undergraduate qualification levels the most popular types of jobs to move into are in quality, marketing, production, management and associated professional occupations with agriculture in the land-based sector. If you are considering ways of broadening your life experience and at the same time deepening and expanding your understanding of agriculture in settings outside the UK, you will find that specialists in agriculture and related subjects are very useful to organisations that employ agricultural students to work in Australia, Canada, America and New Zealand.
Jobs directly related to your degree
* Agricultural consultant - works for clients such as farmers, landowners, conservation organisations and agricultural manufacturing businesses. Consultants evaluate their clients’ business and/or technical requirements and prepare or modify business or operating plans.
* Farm manager - usually tends animals, raises crops, plans strategies for maximum yield, organises farm administration, works machinery, organises associated businesses and manages staff. They need to have technical and practical competence, coupled with the ability to make sound business decisions.
* Agricultural economist - advises organisations and individual clients on economic trends affecting agriculture. For instance, you could advise on the economic implications of agricultural policy options or on ways of improving businesses.
* Agriculture research scientist - research may vary given the number of specialist areas that exist in agriculture. Research may relate to the study of animal/plant diseases, pest control methods, use of chemicals in farming, crop production methods, breeding and rearing livestock. Work can be for research councils, government departments or universities. The research will usually take place at a university.
* Agricultural auctioneer - values and sells livestock, land, machinery and property by auction. An auctioneer also publicises forthcoming auctions and prepares sales catalogues.
Jobs where your degree would be useful
* - develops and manages research trials in the field or laboratory. You might either be involved with the entire process of planning trials or oversee one particular stage of the research.
* Sales executive - works for an agricultural merchant or animal feed manufacturer. A sales executive calls on potential customers to demonstrate products attempting to win new accounts. Often supported by a technical adviser within the company.
* Magazine journalist or Newspaper journalist - writes articles on agriculture and the associated land-based issues for newspapers or specialist magazines and trade journals,
e.g. Farmers Guardian .
(This information is extracted from prospects.ac.uk)
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