Do you dread the thought of spending your working life in an office? That might be one of the reasons you want a career in agriculture. But how exactly do you go about getting the career you want?
Your best option is college. Two and four-year degrees are available in agriculture, and a degree will make it easier to get a job once you’re out of school.
Because agriculture is such a huge industry, some folks are not sure what they want to specialize in. If you aren’t exactly sure, and you don’t have the time or money to spend exploring your interests at a university, consider taking certificate courses.
Getting certificates from an accredited school is a good idea if you need to enter the labor market as soon as possible. You can explore different interests to see which one you like best, all while making yourself more attractive to employers.
Online courses in agriculture are available as well. These are helpful if you have to work full-time because online courses are flexible. They can also be less expensive.
Don’t forget about doing an internship at a large farm or laboratory. You can also take a position as a working student, where some of what you learn can be applied as credit towards a college degree.