|Quick Facts: Agricultural and Food Science Technicians|
|2010 Median Pay||
$32,760 per year
$15.75 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Associate’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||21,300|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||7% (Slower than average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||1,500|
Under the supervision of scientists, agricultural and food science technicians measure and analyze the quality of food and agricultural products.
Agricultural and food science technicians work in offices, laboratories, and in processing plants.
Agricultural and food science technicians typically need an associate’s degree in animal science or a related field. Technicians who have only a high school diploma typically get more on-the-job training than those with an associate’s degree.
The median annual wage of agricultural and food science technicians was $32,760 in May 2010.
Employment of agricultural and food science technicians is expected to grow by 7 percent from 2010 to 2020, slower than the average for all occupations.
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