Animal Industry Careers
Farmers By: Hasaan Askew
They usually work outdoors in all kinds of weather. Animal breeders consult with farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers about their livestock.
Agricultural workers’ work can be difficult. To harvest fruits and vegetables by hand, workers frequently bend and crouch. They also lift and carry crops and tools that may be heavy.
Agricultural workers typically receive on-the-job training. A high school diploma is not needed for most jobs as an agricultural worker; however, a high school diploma typically is needed for animal breeders
Employment Change 2014-24 / -47,500
Average $19,300 a yr $9.90 per hr
Employment of agricultural workers is projected to decline 6 percent from 2014 to 2024. Agricultural workers should have good job prospects overall.
Despite international demand for crops and other agricultural products, fewer agricultural workers may be needed as these establishments continue to consolidate. In addition, technological advancements in farm equipment are raising output per farm worker, a factor that also could affect employment for agricultural workers.