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.
- Agriculture Technician
- Agronomy Technician
- Artificial Breeding Technician
- Cotton Program Technician
- Dairy Lab Technician
- Dairy Technician
- Dairy Technologist
- Feed Mill Lab Technician
- Feed Research Technician
- Food Quality Technician
In 2012, the average annual wage in California was $34,500.00 with most people making between $22,240.00 and $48,550.00
During 2010, this occupation employed approximately 3,000 people in California. It is projected that there will be 3,200 employed in 2020.
This occupation will have about 30 openings due to growth and about 100 replacement openings for approximately 130 total annual openings.