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.
|Primary Industry||Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources|
|Indiana Average Salary||$40,440.00|
|Average Time to Fill||38 days|
|Typical Education||Post-secondary certificate or some college courses|
|2 Year Projected Openings (2016-2018)||175|
|2 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2018)||1.74 %|
|10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026)||854|
|10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026)||5.67 %|
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|Skill or Certification||Certi - fication||Certification||Hard to Fill||Expensive to Fill|