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Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources Occupations

The occupations below are in the Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources career cluster.

  1. Simply click on any occupational title below to learn more about the occupation in our virtual labor market data system.
  2. For even more in-depth information on an occupation, use O*Net Online. Copy the O*Net-Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code from the table below. Then within O*Net Online, paste that code into the Occupation Search field. Next, click on the gray arrow or press the Enter key on your keyboard to perform the search within O*Net Online.

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Occupational Title O*NET-
SOC Code
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 194011
Animal Scientists 191011
Biological Technicians 194021
Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products 131021
Environmental Engineers 172081
Environmental Science and Protection Technicians, Including Health 194091
Farm Equipment Mechanics and Service Technicians 493041
Farmworkers and Laborers, Crop, Nursery, and Greenhouse 452092
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals 452093
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 451011
Food Scientists and Technologists 191012
Forest and Conservation Workers 454011
Foresters 191032
Graders and Sorters, Agricultural Products 452041
Hazardous Materials Removal Workers 474041
Logging Equipment Operators 454022
Natural Sciences Managers 119121
Pesticide Handlers, Sprayers, and Applicators, Vegetation 373012
Refuse and Recyclable Material Collectors 537081
Soil and Plant Scientists 191013
Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators 518031
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists 191023

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