Agricultural and Food Science Technicians

in Massachusetts

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.

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
194011  Agricultural and Food Science Technicians 177 188 11 6.21 % Associate's degree 

Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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