A degree in agriculture gives you the knowledge and skills to either manage agricultural businesses, or work in the areas of agricultural sales, food production and farming journalism
Jobs directly related to your degree include:
- Agricultural consultant
- Estates manager
- Farm manager
- Fish farm manager
- Plant breeder/geneticist
- Rural practice surveyor
- Soil scientist
Jobs where your degree would be useful include:
- Animal nutritionist
- Field trials officer
- Forest/woodland manager
- Magazine journalist
- Newspaper journalist
- Sales executive
- Veterinary nurse
Remember that many employers accept applications from graduates of any degree subject, so don’t restrict your thinking to the jobs listed here.
Obtaining hands-on work experience will increase your chances of getting a job after graduation. If you don’t have the opportunity to complete a placement year as part of your course, look for relevant work in the holidays. This may involve going to local commercial farms and asking if they have any extra work or seeing if you could shadow someone who works in farm management.
Search for local voluntary projects in your area involving agricultural or environmental work.
Volunteering abroad on agriculture projects in farms, forests and nature reserves is also an option.