Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

Which pathways are offered?

  • Food Science, Dietetics, and Nutrition—This pathway focuses on the development of essential food safety practices needed to select, receive, store, prepare, and serve food, as well as the skills needed to select food that meets nutritional needs of individuals and families.

What types of jobs can my student learn about and prepare for?*

Some of the jobs include:

  • Agricultural and Food Scientist
  • Agricultural and Food Science Technician
  • Dietitian and Nutritionist

What is the salary outlook?*

Salaries vary depending on the job title, but approximate sample career salaries include:

  • Agricultural and Food Scientist—$68,830/year
  • Agricultural and Food Science Technician—$41,970/year
  • Dietitian and Nutritionist—$63,090/year

* Some of these jobs require additional education and certifications once a student graduates from high school. Salaries vary depending on the job title, experience, and location. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook. Website last modified date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

Which industry-recognized certifications and exams can my student prepare for?

  • ACT National Career Readiness Certificate
  • CTE Skill Certifications:
    • Food and Nutrition 1
    • Food and Nutrition 2