Graduates of this program may pursue professional careers in one of the many areas of agriculture, including: sales, service, production, and management in the private and government sectors.
Graduates in this field should have:
eye, hand coordination
good physical condition
love for the great outdoors
ability to coordinate work and be innovative.
According to a new study released by the South Carolina Agribusiness Council (PABC) and the South Carolina Forestry Commission, Farming and Forestry have $33.9 billion in economic impact. Agribusiness is making an increasingly large contribution to labor income, output and jobs.
The agribusiness industry generates a total output of direct and indirect activity of $7.5 billion in annual labor income.
The agribusiness industry is also a major job producer, with direct and indirect employment of 199,469 of the State’s jobs.
Graduates in this field can expect the following developments:
*This is a new program that is just beginning to see graduates.
salary average: $18,910.00 per year according to the US Department of Labor. You may view the most current Occupational Outlook statistics at: http://www.bls.gov/ooh/farming-fishing-and-forestry/agricultural-workers.htm.
88% placement rate for 2011 - 2013 graduates
Beef Cattle Industry
With experience, graduates may advance to supervisors, managers, owners and operators of farms and supporting agricultural industries, etc.
Recent graduates and students have found work at:
Local Poultry and Dairy Farms