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Agricultural & food science technicians&

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Total Workforce
33,921
Average Age
39.7
Estimated Job Growth
6.3%
10-Year Projection
Average Salary
$41,850
Average Male Salary
$45,701
Average Female Salary
$36,593

Employment

Information on the businesses and industries that employ Agricultural & food science technicians and on wages and locations for those in the field. Dairy product manufacturing is the industry that employs the most Agricultural & food science technicians, both by share and by number, though the highest paid industry for Agricultural & food science technicians, by average wage, is National security & international affairs. Agricultural & food science technicians are paid most in Florence City PUMA, SC but are relatively concentrated in Chenango, Delaware & Broome (East) Counties PUMA, NY.

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Diversity

Demographic information on Agricultural & food science technicians in the US. The average age of male Agricultural & food science technicians in the workforce is 39.8 and of female Agricultural & food science technicians is 39.6, and the most common race/ethnicity for Agricultural & food science technicians is White.

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Education

Data on higher education choices for Agricultural & food science technicians from The Department of Education and Census Bureau. The most common major for Agricultural & food science technicians is Biology but a relatively high number of Agricultural & food science technicians hold a major in Engineering.

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Skills

Data on the critical and distinctive skills necessary for Agricultural & food science technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Agricultural & food science technicians need many skills, but most especially Reading Comprehension, Critical Thinking, and Writing. The revealed comparative advantage (RCA) shows that Agricultural & food science technicians need more than the average amount of Science, Repairing, and Equipment Maintenance.

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Growth Projections

Projections on wages and job growth for Agricultural & food science technicians from the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The ten-year national workforce is projected to grow 7.4%, but Agricultural & food science technicians are expected to see a growth of 6.3% over the same period. This occupation is expected to grow slower than the national average.

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