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Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources

Do you enjoy working with animals? Are you interested in protecting the environment?

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.

Some agriculture, food, and natural resources workers market, sell, or finance agricultural goods. For example, you might market products made from plants and animals. Or, you might sell services that farmers and ranchers use to improve products. You could also work to conserve natural resources or protect the environment.

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Careers in this Cluster
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians
Agricultural Equipment Operators
Agricultural Inspectors
Agricultural Workers, All Other
Animal Breeders
Animal Scientists
Animal Trainers
Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products
Conservation Scientists
Continuous Mining Machine Operators
Derrick Operators, Oil and Gas
Earth Drillers, Except Oil and Gas
Environmental Engineering Technicians
Environmental Engineers
Explosives Workers, Ordnance Handling Experts, and Blasters
Extraction Workers, All Other
Farm Labor Contractors
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals
First-Line Supervisors of Construction Trades and Extraction Workers
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
First-Line Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers
Fish and Game Wardens
Fishers and Related Fishing Workers
Food Processing Workers, All Other
Food Scientists and Technologists
Forest and Conservation Technicians
Forest and Conservation Workers
Gas Plant Operators
Geological and Petroleum Technicians
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products
Helpers--Extraction Workers
Hunters and Trappers
Landscape Architects
Landscaping and Groundskeeping Workers
Log Graders and Scalers
Logging Equipment Operators
Logging Workers, All Other
Mine Cutting and Channeling Machine Operators
Mining and Geological Engineers, Including Mining Safety Engineers
Mining Machine Operators, All Other
Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
Nuclear Power Reactor Operators
Pest Control Workers
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation
Power Plant Operators
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors
Rock Splitters, Quarry
Roof Bolters, Mining
Rotary Drill Operators, Oil and Gas
Roustabouts, Oil and Gas
Service Unit Operators, Oil, Gas, and Mining
Soil and Plant Scientists
Tree Trimmers and Pruners
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
Wellhead Pumpers
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

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