Career options for Agriculture graduates
Agriculture is a very applied discipline, so many graduates usually find a job closely related to their specialisation after completing an undergraduate degree.
Some graduates holding a Bachelor degree in Agriculture or related fields decide to continue their education to start teaching or research activity, or to get access to more advanced career options, or to combine their studies in Agriculture with other disciplines such as Economics, Business or Entrepreneurship, but a Master’s or higher degree in Agriculture is quite rare phenomena - only 7 or less percent of Agriculture graduates decide to continue their education in this area.
Usually a career path of Agriculture graduates depends on their chosen specializations and skills they were developing during their education. For example, one of the most popular career option for graduates specializing in horticulture is plant breeder. The duties of plant breeders include developing new species of plant crops, and working with existing ones - reduction of the possibility of diseases and damage by parasites, frost resistance, increase in yields. The job of agriculture consultant is rather popular amongst Agriculture graduates.Agriculture consultants work with farmers and help them to solve problems related to their business.
Many graduates find a job of farm managers after completing a degree. They are responsible for the activities of the whole farm, finances, provision, animals - in general, support the life of the whole organization.
Besides specific technical skills which can only be useful in Agriculture area, graduates holding a degree in Agriculture and Forestry receive a variety of transferable skills, which will be useful in many areas, for example, managing projects, teamwork, research skills, self-organizing and leadership.