Not everyone who wants to work in agriculture and life sciences needs a farm.
In fact, more than 85% of food and fiber industry jobs are not linked to farming:
- 50% are in business management
- 12% are in agricultural education, communication, policy or regulation
- 27% are in the STEM fields
Many fields have more jobs than we have graduates. In one high-need field, we are placing 95% of our CALS graduates with degrees aligning with that industry.
Here are a few fields where need is far outpacing graduates: