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Career Tracks: Diversified Agriculture

Graduates of this program may pursue professional careers in one of the many areas of agriculture, including: sales, service, production, and management in the private and government sectors.

CHARACTERISTICS & TEMPERAMENT

Graduates in this field should have:

  • manual dexterity

  • eye, hand coordination

  • good physical condition

  • love for the great outdoors

  • ability to coordinate work and be innovative.

EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK

According to a new study released by the South Carolina Agribusiness Council (PABC) and the South Carolina Forestry Commission, Farming and Forestry have $33.9 billion in economic impact. Agribusiness is making an increasingly large contribution to labor income, output and jobs.

  • The agribusiness industry generates a total output of direct and indirect activity of $7.5 billion in annual labor income.

  • The agribusiness industry is also a major job producer, with direct and indirect employment of 199,469 of the State’s jobs.

 

Graduates in this field can expect the following developments:

*This is a new program that is just beginning to see graduates.

  • salary range: $18,000-25,000 per year

  • 100% placement rate for 2011-2012 graduates

  • Beef Cattle Industry

  • With experience, graduates may advance to supervisors, managers, owners and operators of farms and supporting agricultural industries, etc.

 

EMPLOYERS

Recent graduates and students have found work at: