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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.

86 Agriculture and Fishing jobs found on Monster.

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POSITION: Ag Lender COMPANY PROFILE: Located within a beautiful community in the Mankato, MN area our client is an extremely sound financial institution that offers a relaxed work atmosphere, experienced professionals, and opportunity for career growth. If you want a career opportunity within a great bank and in a community that you can you enjoy the great outdoors but be within an hour of the ...
The Assistant/Associate/Extension Agent will provide leadership for all agricultural and natural resource Extension programs in the parish. This will include planning and organizing well-balanced Extension educational programs in these areas to include agricultural, horticultural, aquaculture and livestock programs. The Extension agent will also conduct programs in other areas as assigned by the p...
Sustainablebusiness Inez, KY
First there came Global Forest Watch and now there's Global Fishing Watch, putting our forests and oceans under a magnifying glass. Both efforts make use of new technologies that can help nonprofits and responsible corporations protect the Earth's natural bounty. It's way past time to stop illegal logging and over-fishing. Oceana, SkyTruth, and Google are behind Global Fishing Watch, where massi...
POSITION: Agriculture Diesel Technician COMPANY PROFILE: This is an opportunity for a mechanic who has diesel equipment or farm machinery experience. Our client has built a successful name for themselves within the Ag Equipment industry, and they continue to be a growing organization in Central MN. If you are ready to start a great career and work for a top-notch company in the Ag industry, the...
Bring your strong technical skills and solid production leadership experience to a newly created Production Manager role and "make your mark" as part of a new leadership team. Your mission will be to ensure the safe, efficient and effective operation of the Erie facility, where we produce high-quality custom and proprietary process and chemical catalysts. You will help shape this role, which inclu...
Company Confidential Altoona, PA, 16603
*TOP JOB* Permanent Propertyman Private hunting and fishing club located in central Pennsylvania is seeking a permanent Propertyman. Hours flexible depending on the season, with the spring, summer and fall full time; the winter months are part time. Summer will entail supervising one to two additional support individuals. Responsibilities include the maintenance of the grounds and clubhouse. I...
Description of Work Benefits Supplemental Questions NC Wildlife Resources Commission Mission Statement: To conserve North Carolina’s wildlife resources and their habitats and provide programs and opportunities that allow hunters, anglers, boaters and other outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy wildlife-associated recreation. Visit for more information about careers. INTERNAL POSTING f...
Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife Montesano, WA
Job Description The Washington Department of Fish and Wildlife (WDFW) is currently recruiting for the challenging and rewarding position of Captain. If you have the experience and talent necessary to lead and work with an exceptional collection of Fish and Wildlife Officers at every level, Detectives, Communication Officers and administrative support staff, an impeccable service record in law enf...
(L&D) Labor and Delivery RN Full Time Night Shift/3- 12 Hours Shifts, every other weekend. NO mandatory call Labor and Delivery Experience Required Minimum 3 years experience ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS The Labor and DeliveryRN is skilled in High Risk Labor, Delivery, Recovery, Postpartum, Antepartum, Triage and C-Section Circulator/Recovery also possible. The Labor and Delivery RN is familiar with...
DEPARTMENT OF CONSUMER AND BUSINESS SERVICES Director’s Office Public Information Officer The successful candidate will help the department communicate effectively about a variety of issues important to consumers and the Oregon economy. Focus areas include insurance regulation, health insurance rates, consumer lending, securities and capital formation, financial fraud, and identity theft. ...
POSITION SUMMARY The Commercial Underwriter underwrites commercial business, real estate, agriculture, and SBA 504 loan requests. The underwriter analyzes financial information, recommends loan actions, and approves loan requests within his or her authority as assigned. Analyzes commercial loan applications and renewals and determines credit worthiness and appropriate grading for consideration of...
POSITION: Ag Lender COMPANY PROFILE: Our client is a family owned bank that believes in exceeding the expectations of the customer. Here decisions are made locally, allowing them to have a quick turnaround on loans. Enjoy the family friendly and laid back work atmosphere, grow your banking career like many other employees, and live within a great community in the Northwest Iowa area. WHAT THE ...
Infinite Talent Medical Staffing Coos County, OR, OR
Enjoy life with the Pacific Ocean at Your Doorsteps! General Surgeon Opportunity on the Coast of Oregon! Practice Details: You’ll join a growing and progressive facility with the flexibility to determine your own call schedule! Compensation & Location: This is an employed position with a critical access hospital offering a competitive salary plus incentives and full benefits. Plus you are goin...
Sustainablebusiness Inez, KY
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Integrity Healthcare Wisconsin, WI
Job Description Full-time outpatient clinic opportunity Inpatient consultations J1 and H1-B Visas Accepted Employment Package Full range of benefits including Sign-on bonus and relocation allowance Health, dental and vision single and family plans Short- and long-term disability Life insurance 401k Plan 457(f) Benefit Plan adding to base annual salary (capped at $46k) Paid time off of ...
Quorum Health Resources Fort Sherman Historical, MT, 59457
ABOUT THE FACILITY Governed by an 11-member Board, Central Montana Medical Center has 25-staffed inpatient beds and offers a full array of acute care services. The hospital is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, privately owned and operated, and receives no tax dollars. The Critical Access Hospital provides care to a service population of over 17,000 square miles. The population of Fergus County i...
State of Alaska Fairbanks, AK, 99701
Job Description Benefits Supplemental Questions The Department of Fish and Game, Commercial Fisheries Division is seeking a full time permanent Fishery Biologist II to serve in Fairbanks as the Yukon River Fall Season Assistant Area Management Biologist. The incumbent's duties are vital, as the Yukon River is the largest and one of the most complex river systems in the State. The incumbent wil...
Vista Health Lewistown, MT
Description ABOUT THE FACILITY Governed by an 11-member Board, Central Montana Medical Center has 25-staffed inpatient beds and offers a full array of acute care services. The hospital is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, privately owned and operated, and receives no tax dollars. The Critical Access Hospital provides care to a service population of over 17,000 square miles. The population of Fe...
Community Health Systems Inc Lewistown, MT
Description ABOUT THE FACILITY Governed by an 11-member Board, Central Montana Medical Center has 25-staffed inpatient beds and offers a full array of acute care services. The hospital is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization, privately owned and operated, and receives no tax dollars. The Critical Access Hospital provides care to a service population of over 17,000 square miles. The population of Fe...
Job Description Benefits Supplemental Questions Alaska Department of Fish and Game, Division of Commercial Fisheries, Shellfish Research for the Westward Region is recruiting for an 11-month seasonal Fishery Biologist I position. This position is for a shellfish research biologist for the Bering Sea/Aleutian Islands (BSAI) and is stationed in Kodiak. The incumbent assists with and conducts at-...

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