Innovate. Conduct research. Promote sustainable and alternative soil maintenance and crop production methodologies. If that sounds exciting, you may enjoy a career as an agronomist.
An agronomist provides knowledge and leadership to growers in their assigned market while performing job duties such as field scouting, soil management and market analysis. Agronomist positions usually involve research and development of advanced methods of plant breeding, cultivation or management affecting soil and crop productivity.
A career as an agronomist usually entails:
To work in this field, you need to have a good grasp of science, mathematics and research best practices. You will be expected to know how to propose, plan, execute, analyse and document research projects of a large scale.
The median salary for an agronomist in North Carolina is $64,140.
Agronomy job opportunities are expected to grow at a rate of 16.2% in North Carolina.
Almost all agronomist jobs require a bachelor’s degree. Approximately a quarter of these positions require a master’s degree, and a little under 20% require a doctoral degree. Graduate level certificates are also sometimes required.
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There are many different types of agronomist jobs to choose from. The following are just a few of the common job titles graduates qualify for:
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Innovate a new agricultural product or seed. Improve crop yield while protecting the environment. Jumpstart your career as an agronomist by applying to a soil science program today.