Career Discovery

60,000 HIGH-SKILLED AGRICULTURE JOB OPENINGS EXPECTED ANNUALLY IN U.S. – *NIFA.USDA.gov

Our work fuels the largest industry on the planet

The specialized knowledge and insight you’ll gain will give you an advantage when seeking jobs in the vast global food industry.

Graduates of the College of Agriculture Become:

· Scientific Researchers

· Lawyers

· Journalists

· Teachers

· Financial Analysts

· Business Owners

· Veterinarians

· Food Safety Inspectors

· Chemists

· Landscape Designers

· Production Engineers

· Animal Nutritionists

& thousands more!

Career Services

We want to help lead you to work that can become your life’s passion. AU Career Center Careers in Agriculture  Student Internships  Job Opportunities  Mentoring Program  Our Work Seminars  Career Fair

Explore your Career options

A successful career discovery begins with more than a college or graduate degree. The College of Agriculture, in collaboration with Auburn University Career Center, gives freshmen and first-year transfer students professional job assistance. Search the tools, resources and services below for a variety of student internships, co-ops, networking opportunities, mentorships and more.

We’re here to help ensure your smooth transition from college into a successful, fulfilling career.

Auburn University Career Center

The Auburn University Career Center provides a variety of useful, practical training, services, resources, career fairs, job listings and more.

Careers You Can Have In Agriculture

Improving life for billions is no small task. It means scientific solutions and innovative technology. It means business advancement and a passion for people. That’s why careers in our industry are so diverse. Whether you prefer the field or the boardroom, the lab or the production line, we’re confident you’ll find just the right fit. 

Careers with a Major in Agricultural Business & Economics

This is How We Build Economies & Strengthen Communities.

Example professional career paths for students who earn a degree in Agricultural Economics
& Rural Sociology.

  • Banking and finance
  • Business development
  • Lobbying
  • Law and public policy
  • Production management
  • Agribusiness
  • Commodity buying
  • Community development
  • Insurance
  • Operations management

Learn about a Major in Agricultural Business & Economics

Careers in Agricultural Communications

This Is How We Spread Knowledge To The World

  • Law and public policy
  • Public relations
  • Product marketing
  • Corporate communications
  • Commodity sales
  • Social media management
  • Audience and market research
  • Journalism
  • Media strategy
  • Web and digital communications

Job possibilities by Majoring in Agricultural Science

This is How We Meet Industries’ Diverse Demands.

Example professional career paths for students who earn a degree in Agricultural Science

  • Agricultural sales
  • Agribusiness
  • Farm management
  • Ranch management
  • Agriscience education
  • Agricultural extension
  • Marketing
  • Research lab management
  • Nursery and greenhouse management
  • Food safety

Learn about a Major in Agricultural Science

Careers from majoring in Agriscience Education

This is How We Prepare the Next Generation.

Example professional career paths for students who earn a degree in Agriscience Education.

  • Educational leadership
  • Agribusiness consulting
  • Agricultural extension
  • State and local government
  • K-12 education
  • Vocational or community college teaching
  • Agricultural sales
  • Public relations
  • Law and public policy
  • Marketing

Learn about a Major in Agriscience Education

Agronomy & Soils Career Paths

This is How We Build the Foundation For the Worlds Largest Industry.

Example professional career paths for students who earn a degree in Agronomy & Soils.

  • Sports turf development and management
  • Golf course construction and management
  • Crop production
  • Farm management
  • Chemical research and development
  • Land use consulting
  • Agricultural climatology
  • Seed production
  • Weed science
  • Soil quality research

Learn about a Major in Agronomy & Soils.

Careers with A Major in Animal Sciences

This is How We Maintain Life & Feed A Growing Population

Example career paths for students who earn a degree in Animal Sciences.

  • Medicine and veterinary medicine
  • Animal health and nutrition
  • Ranch or farm management
  • Animal genetics
  • Food safety
  • Zoo keeping
  • Horse breeding
  • Animal research
  • Production management
  • Food product development

Learn about a Major in Animal Sciences

Careers from Majoring in Applied Biotechnology

This is How We Solve Tomorrow’s Challenges Today.

Example career paths for students who earn a degree in Applied Biotechnology.

  • Environmental scientist
  • Biotechnology scientist
  • Research associate
  • Seed production technician
  • Genetic engineer
  • Sustainability officer
  • Product marketing manager
  • Plant geneticist
  • Safety specialist
  • Clinical trial manager

Learn about a Major in Applied Biotechnology

Careers in Biosystems Engineering

This is How We Advance Technology To Produce Better Food & Cleaner Energy.

Example career paths for students who earn a degree in Biosystems Engineering.

  • Equipment design and development
  • Industrial engineering
  • Production engineering
  • Quality control engineering and management
  • Biofuel development
  • Irrigation engineering
  • Natural resources protection and management
  • Ecosystems restoration
  • Green and renewable product development
  • Water resources management

Learn about a Major in Biosystems Engineering

Careers in Biological & Agricultural Technology Management

This is How We Advance Technology To Produce Better Food & Cleaner Energy.

Example career paths for students who earn a degree in Biological and Agricultural Technology Management.

  • Equipment design and development
  • Precision Agriculture Specialist
  • Production Supervisor
  • Research Technician
  • Manufacturing Technology Specialist
  • Technical Service Representative
  • Maintenance Technician
  • System Analyst
  • Field Representative
  • Conservationist
  • Operations Manager

Learn about a Major in Biological & Agricultural Technology Management

Careers with A Major in Environmental Science

This is How We Conserve & Protect the Natural World Around Us.

Current employment opportunities are quite good. Typical entry-level jobs range from working outdoors taking environmental samples of all kinds to analyzing environmental samples in a laboratory setting, to evaluating waste disposal sites, to writing environmental impact statements, to operating waste treatment facilities to managing hazardous material inventories.

The possibilities are almost endless. Example career paths for students who earn a degree in Environmental Science:

  • Air & Water Quality Manager
  • Conservation Agent
  • Energy and Air Pollution Control
  • Natural Resources Protection and Management
  • Environmental Consulting
  • Environmental Educator
  • Environmental Lobbying
  • Environmental Management
  • Environmental Policy and Law
  • Environmental Protection Assistant/Specialist
  • Environmental Scientist
  • Restoration Ecology
  • Renewable Energy Development
  • Recycling Management
  • Soil Scientist

Learn about a Major in Environmental Science

Fisheries, Aquaculture & Aquatic Sciences Careers

This is How We Feed A Growing Population While Protecting Our Natural Resources.

Example career paths for students who earn a degree in Fisheries, Aquaculture & Aquatic Sciences.

  • Marine biology
  • Pond management
  • Fish and shellfish farming
  • Pond design and development
  • Hatchery management
  • Medicine and veterinary medicine
  • Fishery management
  • Aquatic resources management
  • Fish and seafood production
  • Wetlands conservation and management

Learn about a Major in Fisheries, Aquaculture & Aquatic Sciences

Careers in the Food Science Industry

This is How We Ensure Safe, Quality Meals.

Example career paths for students who earn a degree in Food Science.

  • Food safety
  • Quality control management
  • Food product development
  • Food packaging design and development
  • Food production management
  • Process design, development and management
  • Nutrition science and research
  • Food production engineering
  • Natural products research and development
  • Public health

Learn about a Major in Food Science

Jobs I Can Have by Majoring in Horticulture

This is How We Create Healthier Food & More Beautiful Communities.

Example career paths for students who earn a degree in Horticulture.

  • Landscape design
  • Greenhouse management
  • Nursery management
  • Natural resource management
  • Fruit and vegetable production
  • Environmental conservation
  • Botanical gardening
  • Nursery production
  • Organic gardening and farming
  • Arboretum design, development and management

Learn about a Major in Horticulture

Careers With A Major in Poultry Science

This is How We Develop Healthier Sources of Food.

Example career paths for students who earn a degree in Poultry Science.

  • Food safety
  • Quality control management
  • Production management
  • Food packaging design and development
  • Farm management
  • Medicine and veterinary medicine
  • Process engineering
  • Animal health and nutrition
  • Research and development
  • Hatchery management

Learn about a Major in Poultry Science

Alumni Mentoring Program

Spending time together with one of our successful alumni is the best way to learn your industry, through hands-on experience and invaluable networking. If you’re interested about the mentoring program, click below to learn more.

Find A Student Internship

Take a look at available on-campus jobs, student internships, co-op programs and student part time job opportunities offered through the College of Agriculture and Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station.

Job Opportunities & Notifications

Find your career today. Check out the many job opportunities available to College of Agriculture students and graduates. 

Our Work Seminars

Attend one of the Our Work Seminars each month to learn exciting incites to career paths and enjoy lunch. The semiar series features many successful alumni and industry insiders.

Career Fair – Make Event Category

At the College of Agriculture Career Fair, you’ll meet representatives from a variety of employers from every sector of the agricultural industry across Alabama and the nation.

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