Career Focus

Career Paths with an Agriculture Business Certificate

Earning an agriculture business certificate can provide you with various career opportunities in the agriculture industry. Here are some potential career paths and options:

Agricultural Management

In Agricultural Management you will oversee farm operations and ensure that production goals are met. You may be responsible for supervising a team of farm workers, managing the budget and resources, and making strategic decisions related to crop management and production.

A few entry-level positions and their estimated salary ranges are:

  • Assistant Ranch Manager | $50,000 annually
  • Crop Scout | $35,000 - $40,000 annually
  • Livestock Production Assistant | $25,000 - $35,000 annually

Agricultural Marketing

In Agricultural Marketing, you will use your knowledge of business principles and agriculture to promote and sell agricultural products to various markets. You may work for agricultural companies, food processors, or other businesses in the agriculture industry. 

A few jobs you find an Agricultural Marketing are:

  • Marketing Coordinator | $35,000 - $40,000 annually
  • Social Media Coordinator | $30,000 - $40,000 annually
  • Market Research Assistant |$36,000 - $41,000 annually

Agricultural Sales

In Agricultural Sales, you can work in sales, promoting and selling agricultural products such as crops, livestock, and equipment.

A few Entry level positions in Agricultural Sales are:

  • Sales Representative |$30,000- $50,000 annually,  Plus Commissions
  • Account Manager |$35,000 - $55,000 annually,  Plus Commissions
  • Inside Sales Representative |$30,000 - $55,000 annually,  Plus Commissions

Agricultural Consultant

As an Agricultural consult, you are providing advice and expertise to farmers and agricultural businesses. You may work with farmers to improve crop yields, manage resources, and develop sustainable practices.

A few entry-level Agricultural consulting positions are: 

  • Agribusiness Consultant |$40,000 - $60,000 annually
  • Crop Consultant |$35,000 - $50,000 annually
  • Livestock Consultant |$35,000 - $50,000 annually

Agricultural Finance

In Agricultural Finance, you will use your knowledge of business and agriculture to help farmers and agricultural businesses manage their finances and investments.

A few entry-level agricultural finance positions are:

  • Credit Analyst |$40,000 - $60,000 annually
  • Financial Analyst |$45,000 - $65,000 annually
  • Loan Officer |$40,000 - $60,000 annually, plus commissions

Agricultural Education

You can also teach agriculture, either at a high school or college level.

A few entry-level agriculture education positions are:

  • Extension Educator |$40,000 - $60,000 annually
  • Ag Education Instructor |$35,000 - $50,000 annually
  • Education Program Coordinator |$40,000 -  $60,000 annually

Overall, earning an agriculture business certificate from West Hills College Lemoore can help you pursue a career in various areas of the agriculture industry, providing you with a broad range of options to choose from. 

Learn more about an Agriculture Business Certificate