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Agriculture, Water, and Environmental Technologies

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Why Major in Agriculture, Water & Environmental Technologies?

When most people think about agriculture, they might only envision farming or ranching. But modern agriculture and its associated sciences have widespread impacts – from health and safety to biosecurity and environmental sustainability.

Due to its ideal growing conditions, California is the national leader in agriculture. This means we’re always trying to find new and more efficient ways to grow the food that nourishes our nation and the world.

Potential career pathways are agricultural support – including conservation or veterinary services – and agricultural production. Other pathways are water and environmental services, including irrigation and hazardous materials, and agricultural wholesale trade, which involves business administration, operations, and sales.

Through 2023, demand for agriculture and natural resources workers will increase by 7%. That amounts to approximately 1,900 new jobs in the Sacramento region.

What’s Your Earning Potential?

Sacramento-area agriculture and natural resources employees earn about $41,500 annually.

Visit Salary Surfer to learn more about your earning potential.