Agricultural, Food, and Natural Resources
Grow Your Career Options
Agriculture and food science have moved a long way from the old family farm. From vertical hydroponics to urban agriculture, you'd be surprised at the diverse opportunities available in these industries. Discover your options today!
Which pathway is 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
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
*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.