Jobs in Agricultural Sector

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Agricultural sector is a sector where the job opportunities are quite high.  This sector incorporates scientists, farmers and ranchers. The main aim of all these people is to develop crops as well as business practices to help the running of the agriculture field. This article will explain about the various jobs that can be found in the agricultural sector.

Job profiles in the Agricultural Sector

As well all know agriculture is the backbone of all economies. Our country has an enormous potential as the exporter of agricultural commodities. This feature of our country gives it a place amongst one of the chief agricultural countries in the world.

Desired aspirants can take up a career option from any of the areas given below.

  • Agri-Business
  • Agricultural Education
  • Agricultural Engineering
  • Agricultural Journalism
  • Agricultural Management
  • Agricultural Research
  • Agro Industry
  • Farming
  • Services in Agriculture

Apart from this, students will be able to make a career in allied fields of agriculture, horticulture and floriculture. Dairying and poultry farming are some other options for a person to choose from.

A number of designations and the area that they work in are:-

  • Agricultural engineers
  • Agricultural technicians
  • Agriculturists
  • Farm workers
  • Farmer and farm foreman

Job Prospects in Agriculture, Horticulture and Related Services

  • Agricultural Research Scientist
  • Floriculturist
  • Horticulturist
  • Plant Pathologist
  • Tea Broker

Pay scale of Agricultural Sector jobs

The pay scale of people will vary according to the field that they work in. The salary for freshers in the field of agricultural engineering or technology will be about Rs. 10, 000 to Rs. 17, 000 per month. With more experience in the said field, one will be able to earn more.

Pros about jobs in Agricultural Sector

With the commercialization of horticulture plus agriculture, opportunities for salaried jobs in addition to entrepreneurship are quite high nowadays. Whilst entrepreneurs can make good profits, and people working in the departments of the state and central governments have an option of regular income.

The pros about the agricultural sector are as listed below:

  • Florists and nurseries: They do a lucrative business; particularly in metropolitan cities.
  • Landscapers and horticulturists: They are hired by holiday resorts, hotels and health farms to add to the allure of their surroundings.
  • Suburban farmhouses: ¬†They have turned into an important provider for the domestic market.
  • Horticulture: Horticulturists can export rare varieties of flowers and other plants to foreign counties. Items that are exported include roses, jasmine, chrysanthemums, carnations and other types of tropical plants and flowers.

Cons about jobs in Agricultural Sector

All of us know how much important is the agricultural sector to the economy. Mankind will simply not survive without food. Farmers and the agricultural sector are the reason why we have food on our plates today. But one thing we know is that agricultural field can be both unprofitable and unpredictable at times.

One of the other problems that are faced by farmers is weather, pests and plant diseases. Though problems concerning plant diseases and pests can be managed to a limit, it cannot be eradicated completely. Apart from this, extreme weather condition such as storms, drought, flood, erosion and heat will affect the yield badly. Another disadvantage is that an excellent yield will lead to less competition, thus forcing farmers to sell their crops at low price. This will lead to less profit.

 
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2 Responses to “Jobs in Agricultural Sector”

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    shashikant:

    private job for agriculture sector in lucknow

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    manoj pandey:

    where is government job for agriculture engineering diploma.