Agricultural Economics Requirements
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Agricultural economists examine data and statistics to identify trends and make predictions for the agricultural market. A major in agricultural economics or agribusiness addresses issues in marketing, farm management, agricultural finance and trade, and natural resource use and management.
Agricultural Economics Careers
The career trajectory of people with an Agricultural Economics degree appears to be focused around a few careers. The most common career that users with Agricultural Economics degrees have experience in is Grain Elevator Worker, followed by Farmer, Agricultural Worker, Economist, Credit Analyst, Farm Manager, Financial Analyst, Equestrian, Doctor, and Political Scientist.
|Career||% of graduates||% of population||Multiple|
|Grain Elevator Worker||2.8%||0.0%||609.1×|
Agricultural Economics Salary
Agricultural Economics graduates earn on average $40k, putting them in the 60th percentile of earners with a degree.
|Percentile||Earnings after graduation ($1000s USD)|
|25th (bottom earners)||$27k|
|Median (average earners)||$40k|
|75th (top earners)||$54k|
Agricultural Economics Underemployment
Agricultural Economics graduates are moderately employed compared to other graduates. We have collected data on three types of underemployment. Part-time refers to work that is less than 30 hours per week. Non-college refers to work that does not require a college degree. Low-paying includes a list of low-wage service jobs such as janitorial work, serving, or dishwashing.
|Employment Type||Proportion of graduates|
|Jobs that don't require college||63%|