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Agriculture and Natural Resources Sector


Because agriculture is California’s most important economic industry, California is often called the breadbasket of the world. If you love nature, animals, or growing things, the Agriculture and Natural Resources Sector may hold a great career for you.

A strong demand exists for well-trained, environmentally-sensitive individuals to provide the state, nation, and world with food, fiber,and a healthy environment. The Agriculture and Natural Resources Sector provides a foundation for agriculture students in California. This sector emphasizes real-world, occupationally-relevant experiences. Classroom and laboratory instruction, supervised agricultural experience, projects, leadership, and interpersonal skill development activities prepare students for advanced training, higher education, and entry to a career.


Labor Market: Art, Media and Entertainment Sector

Title EmployedIncome
Conservation Scientists 46 83,700
Environmental Engineering Technicians 25 60,700
Environmental Scientists and Specialists, Including Health 145 71,500
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers 6,784 84,700
Foresters 21 78,500
Geoscientists, Except Hydrologists and Geographers 42 115,000
Hydrologists 12 107,800