Agricultural and Food Science Technicians (19-4011)

Occupation description:  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.

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Employment and Job Openings

  Average employment Average annual openings
  2014 estimate2024 projectionPercent change GrowthReplacementTotal
Alaska n/an/an/a n/an/an/a
United States 33,00034,700 4.9160 1,0801,240

Job outlook

  • Alaska: The job outlook for Alaska is not available.


2016 Wages

  Mean Wage Wage by Percentile
  Mean10th25th Median75th90th
United States 19.4611.5114.28 18.0523.0729.54

Labor Force Indicators

2015 Worker Characteristics
Total workersNonresident workers Percent nonresidentPercent age 45 plusPercent age 50 plus
102 20.033.3 33.3
2015 Potential Supply
Qualified but working in another occupation11
Currently employed in a lower paid occupation7
UI claimants previously working in occupation1
2015 ALEXsys Employment Data
Number of registrants 104
Number of job position postings 1
Ratio of registrants to job position postings 104.0

Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training

Education: Associate's degree Work experience: None On-the-job training: Moderate-term on-the-job training