Career Opportunities for Majors in Agricultural Science


The agricultural science program is designed for students interested in production agriculture, farm management, or a teacher education program that leads to a vocational-technical teaching certificate at the secondary level. Students may elect to focus on animal or plant agriculture. Coursework emphasizes areas such as Life and Physical Sciences, Animal Science, and Plant Science.

Agricultural Science offers many career pathways based on your individual areas of interest. There are opportunities in business, government, education, and the nonprofit sector. While many Agricultural Science graduates work in related occupations, others choose fields which do not require a specific major but rather a wide range of demonstrated skills and accomplishments. Regardless of your career choice, increase your marketability to employers through internships, related work/volunteer experiences, good grades, advanced coursework, and college activities.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Agricultural Engineer Extension Agent/Specialist Park Ranger
Animal Breeder Farm Business Manager Pharmacologist
Animal Control Officer Farm Health Inspector Physicial Therapist
Animal Health Technician Farm Manager Physician Assistant
Animal Shelter Manager Farm Technician Plant Sanitation Specialist
Argonomist Herds Specialist Product Manager
Artificial Insemination Tech. Horse Trainer Quality Control Specialist
Biologist Horticulturalist Research Asst.
Biology Teacher Immunologist Research Investigator
Chemist Industrial Hygenist Safety Specialist
Clinical Researcher Kennel Owner Sales Representative
Conservation Officer Laboratory Animal Researcher Science Teacher
Dairy Herd Improvement Asst Laboratory Technician Veterinarian
Education Curator Naturalist Veterinary Assistant
Embyo Transfer Technician Nutritional Consultant Writer/Author
Environmental Specialist Nutritionist

Types of Employers

Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Animal Breeders Farms Pharmaceutical/Biotechnology Firms
Animal Shelters Feed Manufacturers Research Foundations
Dairy Industry Golf Courses Zoos
Educational Institutions Hospitals and Veterinary Hospitals
Environmental Companies Humane Societies
Government Agencies
Agricultural Marketing Service Farm Credit Administration Foreign Agricultural Service
Agricultural Research Service Farm Service Agency NJ State Department of Health
Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service Fish and Wildlife Service National Agricultural Library
Centers for Disease Control Food and Drug Administration National Institute of Food and Agriculture
County Health Department Food and Nutrition Service National Resources Conservation Service
Department of the Interior Food and Safety Inspection Service Peace Corps
Extension Services Food, Nutrition, and Consumer Services State Department of Agriculture

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Agricultural Science

Information is not available at this time on first jobs obtained from Agricultural Science

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Agricultural Science

Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. Veterinary Associate
Burlington County Health Dept. Environment Specialist
CIGNA Corp Senior Group Benefits Specialist
Delaware Valley College Greenhouse Worker
Green Path Landcare Co-owner
East Jersey State Prison Teacher of Horticulture
Hackettstown High School Teacher of Agriculture
Lamington River Farms, Fiddler's Elbow C.C Asst. Golf Course Superintendent
McCall & McCall Landscape Architect
Ogilvy & Mathez Direct Account Supervisor/Partner
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