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Job Outlook and Transfer Opportunities
The job outlook for Agriculture in Indiana has never been brighter. Unlike agriculture in the last century, agriculture today is more than cows, plows and sows. In fact, most agriculture careers now involve supplying the products and services that producers need to be efficient and competitive. No longer do you have to be a farmer to have a job in agriculture. A few jobs that this degree prepares you for:
The AS degree in Agriculture was developed in cooperation with Purdue University. In addition to accepting our AS degree graduates, Purdue also offers the Pathways to Purdue program, a partnership that allows students to enroll in Ivy Tech and Purdue concurrently.
Average Range of Pay
Pay ranges are variable depending on the kind of job and experience of the applicant. In general, AAS graduates can expect to earn $25,000 to $55,000 per year.
Although the number of traditional farmers is decreasing as production and efficiency increases, the Bureau of Labor Statistics projects an increase in the number of Agricultural Managers (+2.2%) and Supervisors (+1.3%) between 2008 and 2018. In Indiana, the Indiana Business Research Center lists Farming, Fishing and Forestry as one of the top ten fastest growing occupational groups from 2004 to 2014 with an average growth rate of 3%.
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