Jobs in Agriculture Sector


Farming today has numerous opportunities. Those who have completed their education in the graduate level course in Agricultural Engineering will have the opportunity to get jobs in this sector. The majority of career opportunities are available in business, marketing and merchandising. More on the jobs available in the agricultural sector is given below.

Jobs in the Government Sector

Students can work as Research Scientists. But to get this job, students need to clear the ARS NET. Employment opportunities are also available as agricultural development officers. Jobs can also be got in banks, Colleges and many other areas. Those who study B Tech in agriculture will get better job opportunities. They can go for M.Tech or try for civil services.

Jobs in the Private Sector

Those who wish to work with the private sector can work as research scientists. To get this job, one needs to have a PhD degree. One can also work as farm technicians, lab technicians or as workshop staff. There are many private sector firms that employ students of architecture. Those include the VNR Seeds private limited, go green nursery private limited and ECL Agrotech limited. Jobs can be got with agricultural finance sales, transportation etc.

These are the various professions available in the Agricultural Sector:

  • Agricultural Biologist
  • Agriculture Assistant
  • Agriculture engineer
  • Agriculture marketing
  • Agriculture research
  • Agriculture sales
  • Agriculture worker
  • Agronomist
  • Agronomist Worker
  • Anatomist
  • Architectural Engineer
  • Biologist
  • Botanist
  • Commercial Agriculture
  • Dairy Herdsman
  • Dairy manager
  • Drip Irrigation
  • Ecologist
  • Entomologist
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Farm Laborer
  • Farm Manager
  • Field Crop Harvest Worker
  • Fish Farm Manager
  • Forest Ecologist
  • Gardener
  • Greens keeper
  • Horticulture Worker
  • Horticulturist
  • Industrial Design
  • Irrigation Design Engineer
  • Irrigation Manager
  • Irrigation Technician
  • Landscape architect
  • Landscape Design
  • Landscape Technician
  • Marine Biologist
  • Nursery manager
  • Nursery worker
  • Organic Agriculture
  • Pest and weed controller
  • Plant Nursery Worker
  • Plant Pathologist
  • Sprinkler Irrigation
  • Subsistence Agriculture

Pay scale of Government Sector jobs

The pay scale of individuals working in the public sector will be high. Those who work as Agriculture Officers (AO) will get around Rs. 15, 600/- to Rs. 39,100/- each month. Those who are employed as Agricultural Research Officers can earn around Rs. 9300/- Rs. 34800/- a month. The salary of every individual will vary in accordance with their job profile and the type of the firms that recruit them.

Pay scale of Private Sector jobs

The pay scale for candidates in the private sector is comparatively higher when compared to public sector jobs. The initial salary for student of this field will be around Rs. 12, 000/- to Rs. 15,000/-. With more experience as well as knowledge in this field, candidates will be able to get more remuneration.

Pros about the Agriculture Sector jobs

Those who work as florists and have their own nurseries will have very lucrative businesses, especially in the city. Landscapers and horticulturists will be hired by holiday resorts or hotels to make the surroundings more beautiful. In fact, those who work in areas as this will find their career blooming.

Cons about Agriculture Sector jobs

Agriculture is very much vital in our economy. One thing that is the greatest disadvantage in the field of agriculture is that one cannot simply predict what will happen the next day. One day it might be full of profit, the other day it will be loss. Extreme weather conditions will also affect agriculture and its relative aspects adversely. One other disadvantage that can be said to be there in the field of agriculture is that with more productivity, there will be less competition. People will be forced to sell their yield at lower prices.



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2 Responses to “Jobs in Agriculture Sector”

  1. 2

    Sir, iam studying Ag bsc final year plz tel 2 me i have any job oppurtunities for me?

  2. 1

    which is the best trade in agriculture to get good salary ?