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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

Agricultural Equipment Operators

Agricultural Graders and Sorters

Butchers and Meat Cutters

Commerical Fishers

Conveyor Operators and Tenders

Farm Animal Caretakers

Farm Labor Contractors

Farmworkers and Laborers

Food Baking and Drying Machine Operators

Garbage and Recyclable Material Collectors

Gas Compressor and Gas Pumping Station Operators

Hunters and Trappers

Industrial Truck and Tractor Operators

Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers

Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters

Mine Shuttle Car Operators

Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

Oil and Gas Derrick Operators

Oil and Gas Rotary Drill Operators

Oil, Gas, and Mining Service Unit Operators

Parts Salespersons

Pump Operators, Except Wellhead Pumpers

Retail Salespersons


Slaughterers and Meat Packers

Tank Car, Truck, and Ship Loaders

Underground Mining Loading Machine Operators

Wellhead Pumpers

High school diploma or equivalent

Animal Breeders

Animal Trainers

Buyers and Purchasing Agents of Farm Products

Continuous Mining Machine Operators

Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas

Excavating and Loading Machine Operators

Explosives Workers

Extraction Worker Helpers


Farm Equipment Mechanics

Farmers and Ranchers

Fish and Game Wardens

Floral Designers

Food Batchmakers

Food Cooking Machine Operators

Forest and Conservation Workers

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

Occupational Health and Safety Technicians

Office Machine Operators

Pest Control Workers

Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators

Petroleum Pump System and Refinery Operators

Quarry Rock Splitters

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

Wood Sawing Machine Operators

Some college, no degree

College certificate

Associate's degree

Bachelor's degree

Master's degree

Doctoral or professional degree