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agricultural technology

"What Can I Do With a Major in...Agricultural Technology?"

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Technology will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Use language and concepts of agriculture effectively in written and oral communications.
  • Demonstrate computer literacy.
  • Demonstrate and understand theories and principles of economics and agri-business appropriate to the agricultural firm.
  • Provide evidence of an international-global perspective of agriculture.
  • Demonstrate appropriate and effective social interactions.
  • Demonstrate ability to analyze situations and solve problems in an agricultural context.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the basic practicies and theory of agricultural production.

Department of Agriculture

US Dept. of Labor Occupational Outlook Handbook

ONET Occupational Information

Related Career Titles:

*For further information, the following area headings and career titles may be used as keywords in ONET’s “Occupation Quick Search” bar.

Area 1 -Animal Technology
Animal Breeder
Animal Feed Product Seller
Animal Husbandry Technician
Animal Scientist
Artificial Insemination Technician
Artificial-breeding Laboratory Technician
Artificial-breeding Technician
Biological Aide
Cultural Media Laboratory
Dairy Supplies
Egg Processing Technician
University Faculty/Researcher
Farm & Garden Equipment
Farm Inspector
Farm Manager
Field Contact Technician
Field Representative
Flock Supervisor
Food Research Aide
Fowl Blood Tester
Hatchery Management
Livestock Production Technician
Milking Machines
Poultry Equipment
Poultry Husbandry Technician
Sales Representative
Sales Service Representative
Veterinary Supplies

Area 2 - Agronomic Technology
Agricultural Consultant
Biological Aide
Crop Rotation Specialist
Dairy Supplies
Faculty Member at a University
Farm & Garden Equipment
Farm Manager
Field Representative
Flock Supervisor
Food Research Aide
Fowl Blood Tester
Laboratory Tech
Livestock Production Technician
Plant Breeder
Poultry Equipment
Sales-Service Representative

Area 3 - Horticultural Technology
Agricultural Commodities Inspector
Agricultural Establishment Inspector-Grader
Agricultural Produce Sorter
Animal Feed Products
Chemical Inspector
County Agricultural Agent
Crop Scientist
Crop Specialty Farmer
Dairy Supplies

Area 3 - Horticultural Technology
Diversified Crops Landscaper
Extension Service Worker
Extention Agent
Faculty Member at a College or University
Farm & Garden Equipment
Farm Machine Operator
Farm Machine Tender
Farm Worker
Field Service Technician
Field Supervisor
Golf Course Superintendent
Harvest Management Biologist
Head Irrigator Farming
Insect & Disease Inspection
Milking Machines
Park Superintendent
Plant Pathologist
Plant Superintendent
Poultry Equipment
Sales Representative
Sales-Service Representative
Tree, Fruit, & Nut Farming
Vegetable Farming
Veterinary Supplies
Vine Fruit Farming
Yard, Cotton Gin

Area 4 - Agricultural Mechanization
Biological Aide
Broomcorn Thresher
Cultural Media Laboratory Assistant
Dairy Supplies· Farm & Garden Equipment
Detasseling Crew
Diversified Crops
Diversified Crops Mixer
Faculty Member at a College or University
Farm Machine Operator
Farm Machine Tender
Farm Worker
Field Service Technician, poultry
Field Supervisor
Field-Crop Farming
Food Research Aide
Fowl Blood Tester
Group Leader
Harvest Contractor
Head Irrigator
Insect & Disease Inspection
Milking Machines
Potato Arranger
Poultry Equipment
Sales Representative
Sales-Service Representative
Seed Analyst
Tree, Fruit, & Nut Farming
Vegetable Farming
Veterinary Supplies
Vine Fruit Farming
Yard, Cotton Gin


Related Job Listings/ Job Search Website

Ag Career Spotter
Agency Central - Agriculture
Agri. Careers Inc.
Agricultural Labor Pool - Applying for a Position
California State University, Chico - Agriculture Jobs
Capitol Impact - Iowa County, Iowa
Capitol Impact - Monroe County, Pennsylvania
Career Jet
Central Career Network
Federal Jobs
NationJob Network - Agriculture Biotech Chemical Jobs
State of MO Jobs
USM Jobs within Agriculture

Affiliated Organization

Agricultural Engineers Association
American Agricultural Economics Association
American Dairy Science Association
American Kennel Club
American Society of Agronomy
American Society of Agricultural Engineers
American Society of Animal Science
Council for Agricultural Science and Technology
Equipment Manufacturers Institute
Farm Equipment Manufacturers Association
International Dairy Foods Association
National Cattlemen's Association
National FFA Organization
National Milk Producers Federation
National Society of Consulting Soil Scientists
Natural Resources Conservation Service

Soil and Water Conservation Society
Soil Science Society of America
United States Department of Agriculture

UCM Student Organizations

Agriculture Ambassadors (UCM)
Agriculture Club (UCM)
Collegiate Farm Bureau - Delta Tau Alpha Honor Society (UCM)
Horticulture Club
Pre-Veterinary Medical Club (UCM)
Trap & Skeet Club (UCM)

Four-Year Academic Plan

Agricultural Technology - Agricultural Mechanization: B. S. Degree
Agricultural Technology - Agronomic Technology: B. S. Degree
Agricultural Technology - Animal Technology: B. S. Degree
Agricultural Technology - Horticultural Technology: B. S. Degree

Career Library Resources

Careers for Animal Lovers
Ferguson's Careers in Focus: Agriculture
Graduate Program in the Physical Sciences, Mathamatics, Agricultural Sciences and the Environment
Opportunities in Farming & Agriculture Careers
Opportunities in Forestry Careers
Opportunities in Government Careers
Opportunities in Landscape, Architecture, Botanical Gardens
Opportunities in Technical Education Careers
Resumes for Science Careers
Today's Farmer, monthly
Volunteer & Internship Opportunities with the USDA

The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Office of Career Services by e-mail at and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me

Sharon Jennings
Senior Career Development Coordinator