There are currently an estimated 27,500 agricultural and food science technicians in the United States. The agricultural and food science technician job market is expected to grow by 6.2% between 2016 and 2026.

How employable are agricultural and food science technicians?

CareerExplorer rates agricultural and food science technicians with a D employability rating, meaning this career should provide weak employment opportunities for the foreseeable future. Over the next 10 years, it is expected the US will need 8,800 agricultural and food science technicians. That number is based on 1,700 additional agricultural and food science technicians, and the retirement of 7,100 existing agricultural and food science technicians.

What’s the supply of agricultural and food science technicians?

The agricultural and food science technician industry is concentrated in California, Iowa, Wisconsin

Agricultural and Food Science Technician job market by state

State Name Employed Agricultural and Food Science Technicians
California 3,640
Iowa 1,790
Wisconsin 1,220
Texas 1,170
New York 1,080
Minnesota 930
Georgia 730
Oregon 680
Nebraska 640
Pennsylvania 640
Arkansas 620
Ohio 600
Missouri 590
Indiana 580
Illinois 570
Virginia 480
Idaho 410
North Carolina 400
Kansas 370
Louisiana 370
Florida 350
Maryland 330
Washington 270
New Jersey 250
Mississippi 230
South Dakota 220
Michigan 220
Arizona 180
Kentucky 180
North Dakota 170
Tennessee 160
Massachusetts 130
Oklahoma 120
Alabama 110
Vermont 90
Utah 80
New Mexico 70
Colorado 60
Montana 50
Maine 40
Puerto Rico 40
Virgin Islands 40
West Virginia 40
Hawaii 40