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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.
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Voted *Top Place to Work for Young Professionals- for two out of the past four years - North Dakota Young Professionals (NDYP). Voted in 2014’s top 25 small companies to work for in the northern Plains - Prairie Business Magazine. North Dakota ranked #1 for entrepreneurship, beating California and New York, as the top entrepreneurial state in the nation - The State Entrepreneurship Index, Univer...
United States Federal Government Van Lear, KY, 41265
APPLICANTS WHO APPLIED FOR THIS POSITION UNDER JOB ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER SWGJ142033301202809 MUST REAPPLY TO BE CONSIDERED Civilian employees serve a vital role in supporting the Army mission. They provide the skills that are not readily available in the military, but crucial to support military operations. The Army integrates the talents and skills of its military and civilian members to form a To...
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...
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...
Mendocino College Ukiah, CA, 95482
Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled Application review on December 1, 2014; 5:00 p.m. DIRECTOR OF FINANCIAL AID Classified Administrator GENERAL DESCRIPTION : Under general direction of the Dean of Student Services, manages the Mendocino College Financial Aid program. REPRESENTATIVE DUTIES: Plans, develops, organizes, and directs assigned programs in accordance with State (Title V) and Feder...
State of Oregon Salem, OR, 97301
Description Benefits Supplemental Questions The Oregon Department of Energy (ODOE) is conducting an executive search for a highly skilled leader to serve as the agency’s Director. The mission of the Oregon Department of Energy is to reduce the long-term cost of energy for Oregonians. The City and Community Salem, Oregon , is a growing community located in the heart of the Willamette Valley, one...
The Extension Agent, Agriculture and Natural Resources, provides leadership in determining, implementing, and evaluating educational programs which are designed to solve social, economic, and environmental problems in agriculture and natural resources. The agent is an educator, an information provider, a needs assessor, a problem-solving resource for clientele, and networks with the agricultural i...
University of Washington Seattle, WA, 98113
The University of Washington (UW) is proud to be one of the nation’s premier educational and research institutions. Our people are the most important asset in our pursuit of achieving excellence in education, research, and community service. Our staff not only enjoys outstanding benefits and professional growth opportunities, but also an environment noted for diversity, community involvement, inte...
Mendocino College Ukiah, CA, 95482
Filing Deadline: Open Until Filled SECURITY/UTILITY WORKER – Part-Time Temporary Assignment RESPONSIBILITIES: Under direction of the department manager, provides on-campus security duties; a variety of shipping, receiving, and warehouse activities; and other general maintenance and custodial duties as assigned. QUALIFICATIONS Knowledge of: Relevant district policies regarding safety, security...
Mendocino College Ukiah, CA, 95482
Filing Deadline: Open until filled First Round of Applications will be reviewed: October 23, 2014 DIRECTOR OF FISCAL SERVICES Classified Administrator GENERAL DESCRIPTION Under general direction of the Vice President of Administrative Services, manages the accounting and fiscal control functions of the District. ASSIGNMENT/SALARY BENEFITS The current salary range is $95,943 - $111,066. Ther...
State of Wyoming Evanston, WY, 82931
Description and Functions Benefits Supplemental Questions GENERAL DESCRIPTION: Works a variety of support positions within the food service department including but not limited to the following: dish washer, food truck driver, and storing received items. Enjoy a small town atmosphere only 100 miles from Salt Lake City, Utah, with no state income tax, an average of 300 days of sunshine each ye...
RN Ambulatory Procedure Unit Near Coastal Beach Resort Location... LOCATION Growing Jacksonville, NC, located in Onslow County Onslow County is America s fastest-growing county over the past five years, according to a federal agency that tracks economics. Onslow s booming economy is fueled by Marines and sailors stationed at Camp Lejeune and New River Air Station, according to a recent report ...
INFECTION PREVENTION SPECIALIST FULL TIME PERMANENT M-F 8am-5pm CIC CERTIFICATION (CERTIFICATION IN INFECTION CONTROL) REQUIRED IF NOT CERTIFIED REQUIRED WITHIN 2 YEARS ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Infection Prevention Specialistunder the general direction of the Unit Manager, Resource Team, is responsible for surveillance activities and data collection and analysis of the Medical Center's Infection...
PERIOPERATIVE CLINICAL EDUCATOR Full Time Variable 12 hour shifts Supports Perioperative Services Department OR, PACU, or Peri-Op experience required BSN required ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: The Perioperative Clinical Educator will assess the educational needs of staff. Perioperative Clinical Educator provides and coordinates educational/in service programs based on nursing practice trends, new pr...
POSITION: Mechanical Design Engineer COMPANY PROFILE: Our client is an innovator in grain handling and grain drying. Their products have been on the leading edge of the most recent designs and technology for over 40 years. They are currently looking for a Mechanical Design Engineer to assist in designing agriculture equipment and controls. This family-owned and operated business has built on th...
POSITION: DIRECTOR OF ENGINEERING COMPANY PROFILE: For nearly half a century this manufacturing company has shown success and is a leader in developing some of the top of the line agriculture products. Located in the Des Moines, IA area this company is currently seeking to build their team by adding a Director of Engineering. WHAT THE COMPANY WILL OFFER YOU: · This company offers their employ...
Description DuPont is seeking a highly qualified individual to serve as an Environmental Specialist. The successful candidate will provide environmental support to the DuPont Victoria plant located in Victoria, TX. This position requires a combination of regulatory knowledge, technical expertise and environmental operations leadership. Victoria is one of the oldest cities in Texas and a cultural...
Description DuPont is a global Fortune 100 company, operating in 70 countries today. We are looking for people who have a passion for delivering innovative, sustainable solutions that meet our customer needs for a better, healthier, safer life. DuPont offers an exciting place to work where thousands of innovations are introduced every year. You will have opportunities for growth through involvem...

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