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Agricultural and Food Science Technician Overview - Preparation -
Day In The Life - Earnings - Employment - Career Path Forecast -
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Career Path Forecast
Employment of agricultural and food science technicians is projected to grow by 9 percent from 2008-2018, about as fast as average.

Research in biotechnology and other areas of agricultural science will increase as it becomes more important to balance greater agricultural output with protection and preservation of soil, water, and the ecosystem. In addition, there will be increased research into the use of agricultural products as energy sources, also known as biofuels.

In addition to job openings created by growth, many openings should arise from the need to replace technicians who retire or leave the labor force for other reasons. Job opportunities are expected to be best for graduates of applied science technology programs who are well trained on equipment used in laboratories or production facilities. As the instrumentation and techniques used in industrial research, development, and production become increasingly more complex, employers will seek individuals with highly developed technical skills.

Note: Some resources in this section are provided by the US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics.



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