|Quick Facts: Agricultural and Food Science Technicians|
$37,550 per year
$18.05 per hour
|Moderate-term on-the-job training|
|6% (As fast as average)|
Agricultural and food science technicians assist agricultural and food scientists by performing duties such as measuring and analyzing the quality of food and agricultural products.
Agricultural and food science technicians work in laboratories, processing plants, farms and ranches, greenhouses, and offices.
Agricultural and food science technicians typically need an associate’s degree in biology, chemistry, crop or animal science, or a related field. Some positions require candidates to have a bachelor’s degree, and others a high school diploma or equivalent plus related work experience.
The median annual wage for agricultural and food science technicians was $37,550 in May 2016.
Employment of agricultural and food science technicians is projected to grow 6 percent from 2016 to 2026, about as fast as the average for all occupations. Agricultural and food science technicians will be needed to assist scientists as research into agricultural production methods and techniques continues.
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