Occupation Title: Agricultural & Food Science Technicians
Description: Work with agricultural and food scientists in food, fiber, and animal research, production, and processing, and assist with animal breeding and nutrition. Conduct tests and experiments to improve yield and quality of crops or to increase the resistance of plants and animals to disease or insects. Includes technicians who assist food scientists or technologists in the research and development of production technology, quality control, packaging, processing, and use of foods.
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 19-4011
Sample Job Titles: Research Associate, Seed Analyst, Agricultural Research Technician, Laboratory Technician, Research Technician, Research Assistant, Agricultural Research Technologist, County Extension Agent, Technician, Agricultural Laboratory Technician, Central Lab Technician (CLT), Food Science Technician, Laboratory Assistant (Lab Assistant), Lab Tech (Laboratory Technician), Operations Technician, Quality Analyst, Quality Assurance Analyst (QA Analyst), Quality Control Technician (QC Technician), Quality Technician, Technical Services Analyst
Estimated Total Employment*
Projected Job Openings (2012-2022): 10,100
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.
This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).
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