Michigan Agriculture in the Classroom

Agriculture Education Careers


Agriculture education makes connections

Do you get satisfaction from helping people understand how and why agriculture works the way it does? If connecting the dots appeals to you, a career in agriculture education probably suits you.

While many people in this career field work as high school agriscience educators, additional job opportunities exist in informal educational settings. Outlined below is a sampling of careers the agriculture education sector has to offer. The amount of training required is a general guide. More or less training could be necessary for a specific job.

High school tips

If you're in high school and interested in an agriculture education career requiring a four-year degree or additional education, it is recommended you take biology courses in addition to the suggested college preparatory courses determined by the college of your choice. It is also beneficial to take career and technical education courses relating to agriculture.

If an agriculture education career requiring less training than a four-year college degree appeals to you, you're encouraged to participate in a career and technical education program relating to agriculture.

Careers that require advanced degrees:

  • High School Agriscience Teacher
  • College Instructor
  • Extension Specialist

Careers that require a 4-year college degree:

  • 4-H Youth Program Coordinator
  • Agriscience Teacher (High School)
  • Commodity Organization Promotion Coordinator
  • Consultant
  • Groundwater Educator
  • Outdoor Recreation Leader
  • Parks and Recreation Event Coordinator
  • Peace Corps or AmeriCorps Member
  • 90 percent of Peace Corps volunteer positions require a bachelor's degree

Careers that require at least some post-high school training or a 2-year degree:

  • Career and Technical Education Course Instructor