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Agricultural and Food Science Technicians

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Work with agricultural and food scientists in food, fiber, and animal research, production, and processing; and assist with animal breeding and nutrition. Conduct tests and experiments to improve yield and quality of crops or to increase the resistance of plants and animals to disease or insects. Includes technicians who assist food scientists or technologists in the research and development of production technology, quality control, packaging, processing, and use of foods.

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Entry level hourly / annual

$13.41

$27,900

Typical hourly / annual

$18.51

$38,510

Experienced hourly / annual

$23.97

$49,850

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Idaho graphic Annual Openings 99
Total Employed 350

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Entry-Level Education
Idaho graphic Associate degree

Certificates & degrees in Idaho for Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 2017-2018

The data shown below displays information about how many individuals earned different degrees from each of Idaho’s eight public institutions.

Table Key

Certificate 1 = Cert1

Certificate 2 = Cert2

Associate = Assc

Bachelor's = Bach

Master's = Master

Doctorate or professional = PhD

Title Cert1 Cert2 Assc Bach Master PhD
Food Technology and Processing   9 4 4 - - -
Total (17) 9 4 4 - - -
Associate degree
Bachelor’s degree
Master's degree

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Page sources: Bureau of Labor Statistics; Idaho Department of Labor; O*Net; Career Information System; America's Job Link Alliance; and Educational Analytics System of Idaho the State Longitudinal Data System

Eligible Training Provider data for Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 2017-2018

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