Agriculture and Fishing Jobs

Agriculture and Fishing Employment Information

Agriculture and Fishing Industry Overview

Looking for an outdoor job that offers physical challenge, self-employment and seasonal work? An agriculture job or fishing job might be right for you.

Jobs in agriculture involve more than raising and harvesting crops or herding livestock. Farm workers also need business skills to sell their livestock or crops and to record, report and pay taxes. They also need mechanical skills to run and repair agricultural machinery.

Fishing work appeals to those who like locating, catching and processing fish. Despite assistance from fishing machinery and modern technology such as GPSes, radar and sonar, jobs in fishing are strenuous, hazardous and in some cases, seasonal. To get a fishing job you need to be physically strong, flexible and coordinated.

Agriculture Job Types

Farmers and ranchers working on their own farms often do everything themselves, while farming jobs on corporate farms are broken down by specialty.

Agricultural managers operate farms or ranches owned by others and manage the farm workers and ranch hands who do the day-to-day work.

Crop farmers? and crop managers? careers revolve around the production, harvest, packaging, storage and sale of crops.

Livestock ranchers, dairy farmers and poultry farmers raise animals, which includes feeding, housing, breeding and selling.

Horticultural specialty farmers create careers in an agricultural niche such as turf grass, vineyards or nuts.

Aquaculture jobs combine farming and fishing. Fish and shellfish farmers grow seafood to sell or run recreational fishing operations.

Fishing Job Types

When you take a fishing job on a big boat, be prepared to stay at sea for extended periods. On the largest boats, on-board seafood processing creates other fishing work opportunities.

Shallow-water fishing jobs are on smaller boats that stay close to shore and are operated by one or two fishermen using nets or pots to catch shrimp, crab, lobsters, oysters or scallops.

The entry-level position in a fishing career is deckhand, followed by boatswain, second mate, first mate and captain.

Agriculture Education and Certification

In the past, most farmers learned agriculture work on the family farm. Today, an agribusiness degree with courses in business, agronomy, plant disease or (for ranchers) veterinary science will boost your chances of having a successful agriculture career.

The American Society of Farm Managers and Rural Appraisers awards the Accredited Farm Manager (AFM) designation to members who demonstrate business and agricultural job skills.

Fishing Education and Certification

A high school vocational degree in fishing or community-college coursework in seamanship, vessel operations, marine safety, navigation, vessel repair or fishing technology repair will improve your chances of landing entry-level fishing employment.

To work on the largest boats, you may need a Merchant Mariner?s Credential (MMC) from the US Coast Guard. Boat captains need a license.

Agriculture Job Market

The competition from large, well-capitalized, efficient commercial farms and ranches is driving family farmers out of business, but also creating more jobs for agricultural and ranch managers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates that employment in agriculture will decline by 3 percent from 2010 to 2020.

Fishing Job Market

Currently, about 32,000 Americans earn their living from fishing work, but between 2010 and 2020, about 6 percent of those fishing jobs will disappear as equipment makes fishing more efficient and governments impose fishing limits, the BLS says.

Agriculture Salaries

Farmers? and ranchers? salaries are highly dependent on the size of the operation. Most small family farmers have another job. Overall, farmers?, ranchers? and agricultural managers? median salary was $64,660 in 2011, the BLS reports. The lowest-earning 10 percent made less than $32,000 and the best-earning 10 percent made more than $112,000.

Fishing Salaries

The median pay for a fishing job was $27,000 in 2011, the BLS says. The lowest-paid 10 percent made less than $21,000 and the highest-paid 10 percent earned more than $42,000, the BLS says.


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Central Grasslands Research Extension Center is seeking applicants for a Agricultural Research Technician in Forage Agronomy. The successful candidate is expected to assist with a variety of research related activities including but not limited to preparing seed, plant, and soil samples for laboratory analysis, as well as preparing for field studies by preparing seed, fertilizer and applying herbi...
POSITION: Ag/ Commercial Lender COMPANY PROFILE: Our client is an employee owned and operated community bank with local decision makers. They have shown success for over a century and they believe in building strong relationships with their customers in the Decorah, IA area. Enjoy a relaxed, family-friendly work atmosphere and a chance to grow your career as they believe in promoting within. W...
Design Engineer – ASV LLC ASV LLC, a joint venture between Manitex International and Terex Construction and manufacturer of Compact Track Loaders and Skid Steer Loaders has an immediate opening for an experienced Design Engineer, with a strong background in hydraulic and structural design. Other areas of desired expertise include: regulatory compliance/standards, operator station design, and/or e...
Feland Brother Farm is a vastly growing farming operation with over 20,000 acres specializing in grain, wheat, canola, barley and mustard operating in Northern North Dakota and Canada. We are family-owned; we combine our deep roots in agriculture, our care for the land and our employees with cutting-edge agricultural practices to continually grow our operation. We have a career opportunity availa...
Feland Brother Farm is a vastly growing farming operation with over 20,000 acres specializing in grain, wheat, canola, barley and mustard operating in Northern North Dakota and Canada. We are family-owned; we combine our deep roots in agriculture, our care for the land and our employees with cutting-edge agricultural practices to continually grow our operation. We have a career opportunity availa...
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Quality Technician Location: Mentor Posted on: March 27, 2015 Job Description: Title: Wearable Sensor Quality Technician Reporting Supervisor/Manager: Primary Responsibilities and Essential Job Functions: --- Perform failure analysis with portable battery - powered consumer and medical devices down to component level. Investigate failures related to customer complaints and manufacturing defects an...
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Dentist RELOCATE To Fremont, OH $228,000/Year Location: Medina Posted on: March 27, 2015 Job Description: Job Description: RELOCATE To FREMONT, OH Dentist $228,000/Year Monday - Thursday 8 am to 5 pm and Friday 8 am - 1 pm Paid Malpractice. Wonderful Associate Dentist position. Can lead to Partnership and Ownership down the road! Please Apply By CV or Resume Keywords: , Akron, Dentist RELOCATE To ...
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Auditor Location: Chicago Posted on: March 27, 2015 Job Description: Job Role: Staff Auditor Job Type: Full-Time Job Level: Associate Job Location: Chicago, IL Skills and Experience Required/Preferred Description 1-2 years experience in public accounting or internal audit currently be seeking a CIA or CPA certification Knowledge of and skill in applying internal auditing principles and practices I...
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ACO Coordinator - Phoenix, AZ Location: Phoenix Posted on: March 27, 2015 Job Description: Description: Expanding access to affordable, high quality health care starts here. This is where some of the most innovative ideas in health care are created every day. This is where bold people with big ideas are writing the next chapter in health care. This is the place to do your life's best work.(sm) The...
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Educational Consultant Location: Cleveland Posted on: March 27, 2015 Job Description: Our Client is seeking an enthusiastic Educational Consultant in the Columbus Ohio Area.Our Client prides themselves on partnering with school districts to provide positive literacy outcomes for all students. They focus their attention and research on evidence based solutions that provide schools with a comprehens...
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Registered Nurse- Med/ Surg Nuero Acute Care Location: Phoenix Posted on: March 27, 2015 Job Description: Company Description: A-Team Solutions, LLC (ATS) is an award winning, privately held, Small Business Administration (SBA) business. ATS has been verified by the US Department of Veterans Affairs as a service disabled veteran owned (SDVO) business. DUNS: 149395936 - CAGE: 3X4N3 Headquartered in...
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Experienced Housekeepers Needed Company: LGC Associates, LLC Location: Pittsburgh Posted on: March 27, 2015 Job Description: We have a part-time opening for a Experienced Housekeepers Needed. Must be able to work various shifts per week and be available weekdays and weekends. Must have 1 or more years experience.Be authorized to work in the United States.Background check required. Keywords: LGC As...
Confidential Cleveland, OH
Assistant Director of Nursing Location: Cleveland Posted on: March 27, 2015 Job Description: ASSISTANT DIRECTOR OF NURSING Purpose of Your Job Position The primary purpose of this job position is to assist to plan, organize, develop, and direct the operations of the Nursing Department in accordance with current Federal, State, and local standards, guidelines and regulations that govern our facilit...
Confidential Chicago, IL
Manager Human Resources #3312 Location: Chicago Posted on: March 27, 2015 Job Description: Position: Manager Human Resources #3312Location: Chicago, IL. Reports to: Chief Operating OfficerThis is an unusually outstanding HR leadership role that provides the right individual an opportunity to grow a state of the art HR organization from the ground floor up in a high growth environment. Strong Clien...
Confidential Phoenix, AZ
Immediate Openings for Exp. Medical Schedulers - Location: Phoenix Posted on: March 25, 2015 Job Description: Growing, dynamic, 3rd party healthcare organization has immediate openings for experienced patient service reps or those with medical scheduling experience to start work immediatly! Our client helps Veterans with their healthcare needs, and are looking for compassionate, dedicated and deta...
Confidential Phoenix, AZ
Food Service Team Member Location: Phoenix Posted on: March 25, 2015 Job Description: Description:Deliver a fast, fun and friendly Food Service experience.-Prepare a fresh, quality product every day.-Follow Food Safety standards and maintain a clean dining area.-Offer guests great-looking food presentation.- Requirements:Maximize sales by producing the right menu items at the right time.-Partner w...
Confidential Oakhill, AL
Stylist Job - Peoria Station Location: Peoria Posted on: March 25, 2015 Job Description: A great opportunity. Are you an exceptional hair stylist with a winning attitude and technical skills who can deliver what our customers want and keep them coming back for more? Think you have what it takes to join North America's largest haircare brand? Apply today and find out! We may not have an open positi...
Confidential Chicago, IL
Senior Mortgage Processor Location: Chicago Posted on: March 25, 2015 Job Description: Who we are:Guaranteed Rate is one of the ten largest retail mortgage lenders in the U.S. The company has become The Home Purchase Experts by offering industry-leading self-service tools and low rate, low fee mortgages through an easy-to-understand process and unparalleled customer service. Headquartered in Chica...
Confidential Cleveland, OH
Quality Auditor Location: Cleveland Posted on: March 25, 2015 Job Description: Company Description: Food Manufacturing Job Description: Seeking experienced Quality Auditor for food manufacturing environment in Wisconsin. This role has great potential for upward mobility. As the Quality Auditor you must possess a minimum of 1 year Quality Auditing and Quality experience in Food manufacturing enviro...
Confidential Sistersville, WV
Collateral Analyst Location: Northbrook Posted on: March 25, 2015 Job Description: Collateral AnalystManage a portfolio of asset based loans for corporate and industrial borrowers. Process accounts receivable and inventory collateral transactions, including loan payments and advances.Maintain collateral records and determine eligibility for advances.Review and analyze loan documentation.Ability to...

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