CAREER

Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$90,340

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+2.1% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Doctoral or professional degree

Career

What Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary Do

Teach courses in the agricultural sciences. Includes teachers of agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management, and agricultural soil conservation. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Other Job Titles Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary May Have

Agriculture Instructor, Agriculture Professor, Agronomy Professor, Animal Science Professor, Associate Professor, Horticulture Instructor, Horticulture Professor, Instructor, Plant Science Professor, Professor

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Agscience Teacher ,

Hale Center ISD

A typical day in the life of an Ag science teacher is busy. We don't work the typical teacher hours due to the extra-curricular component of our job, FFA. Daily in class, I get to share my passion, story, and interest with students. When that lightbulb goes off above their head that they've connected something I've taught to something they already knew but now they know why and how it does what it does is the ultimate reward.


Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
  • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
  • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
  • Supervise laboratory sessions and field work and coordinate laboratory operations.
  • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.

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