Vet Med: Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources Cluster

Jobs in the agriculture and natural resources career cluster involve planning, managing, and performing agricultural production, horticulture and landscaping services, and related professional and technical services; planning, managing, and performing mining and extraction operations; managing and conserving natural resources; and performing related environmental services.

Explore the Agriculture and Natural Resources Career Cluster

Do you have a green thumb?
Do you enjoy working with plants and animals?
Are you interested in geology and mining?
Are you passionate about protecting the environment?
Do you have physical dexterity?
Do you enjoy an outdoor work environment?

If you answered yes to two or more of the questions above, you might enjoy a career in agriculture and natural resources. One of the following jobs might be a great fit for you:

  • Mining engineer
  • Aquaculturist
  • Animal breeder
  • Logger
  • Fish and game warden
  • Groundskeeper
  • Greenhouse manager
  • Farm manager
  • Animal trainer

Career Pathways in Agriculture and Natural Resources

  • Agriculture Management, Production, and Operations
  • This pathway covers all occupations necessary for running a farm, ranch, or aquaculture farm. Occupations include farmer, farm manager, aquaculturist, animal handler, meatcutter, and agricultural product inspector.
  • Horticulture, Landscaping, and Groundskeeping
  • Jobs in this pathway involve designing and tending plants and landscapes in the human environment. Jobs include landscape architect, lawn maintenance worker, groundskeeper, nursery worker, irrigation worker, and pest control service worker.
  • Agriculture Sciences, Processes, and Support Services
  • The jobs in this pathway help make farming possible by taking care of food safety, animal breeding and health, and farming efficiency. Jobs include agriculture researcher, viniculturist, food science and processing worker, and veterinarian.
  • Mining and Operations
  • This pathway encompasses the jobs involved in building and operating mines and gas and oil wells. Jobs include mining engineer, well driller, mining equipment operator, geologist, mining inspector, petroleum technician, and derrick operator.
  • Conservation and Natural Resources
  • This pathway focuses on using and conserving our natural resources. Jobs include commercial fishery worker, conservation manager, fish and game warden, logger, and soil and land preservation worker.