We surveyed 476 agricultural and food science technicians to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical agricultural and food science technician. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an agricultural and food science technician?

Low

High

Working as an agricultural and food science technician typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become an agricultural and food science technician?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an agricultural and food science technician typically depends predominantly on qualities you’re born with, with a small aspect of skills you can learn.

Is it easy to get a job as an agricultural and food science technician?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as an agricultural and food science technician. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for agricultural and food science technicians.

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Do agricultural and food science technicians work full-time or part-time?

70% of agricultural and food science technicians work in full-time roles while 30% work part-time.

Is being an agricultural and food science technician stressful?

Low

High

Stress is not uncommon amongst agricultural and food science technicians, with daily work sometimes being quite demanding.

Is being organized important as an agricultural and food science technician?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being an agricultural and food science technician.

How competitive is the workplace for agricultural and food science technicians?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for agricultural and food science technicians.

Does being an agricultural and food science technician require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for agricultural and food science technicians.

Are agricultural and food science technicians allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Agricultural and food science technicians rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do agricultural and food science technicians have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Agricultural and food science technicians tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being an agricultural and food science technician physically demanding?

Low

High

Being an agricultural and food science technician may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.

Are agricultural and food science technicians exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

Agricultural and food science technicians tend to have a monotonous work routine, with little variety in their day-to-day tasks.

Does being an agricultural and food science technician require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as an agricultural and food science technician.

Does being a good agricultural and food science technician require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

The ability to be compassion and empathetic isn't considered fundamental to success as an agricultural and food science technician.