Two career opportunities in the field of agriculture for science students
These days, students, especially from the science stream, have plethora of career options to choose from. With the field of science gaining popularity among students information about career options in the stream are flooding freshers. Here are two career options in the field of agriculture for science graduates.
With agricultural science opening up newer and diverse vistas of farming students have a wide variety of career options in the field. Agricultural consultancy is one. Counseling farmers on new agricultural techniques to be used in the development of products and their financial implication are part of the job profile of an agricultural consultant. Besides, an agricultural consultant organises lectures, discussions and demonstrations on agricultural produce, assists clients in understanding the product.
Besides an in-depth understanding of agriculture and traditional and modern techniques used in farming, an agricultural consultant is supposed to have an analytical bent of mind. Since he has to counsel farmers and agriculturists about the scientific farming, good communication skills are a must.
Agriculture and biotechnology
An agricultural consultant can earn an initial salary of Rs 20,000 to 30,000 per month. The amount can be hiked with experience and merit.
As the science and technology are revolutionising the field of agriculture there is a growing demand for professionals who can assist farmers in his transition from traditional to modern farming. With agricultural research gaining momentum, a new discipline – agricultural research – opening up newer and wide variety of vistas for agricultural professionals.
An agricultural chemist conducts research and assist in the development of various agricultural products. He has to check the chemical composition of molecules and compounds in a food product.
AREAS OF OPERATION
Agriculture, biotechnology and pharmaceutical
Candidates aspiring to be agricultural chemist need to have keen interest in research and possess logical and reasoning skills apart from both oral and written communication skills.
An agricultural chemist commands a salary of Rs 20,000 to Rs 25,000 per month.
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