3 reasons to study agriculture

When anyone considers agriculture, they often think of farmers diligently caring for crops and livestock in the fields. You might be thinking that a career in agriculture is not for you if farming isn’t your preference. However, reconsider your stance and explore these five compelling reasons why the field of agriculture offers excellent career prospects.

Agriculture is huge

Agriculture extends far beyond farming and offers a vast array of career opportunities in plant sciences, technology, the food sector, and various other fields. The job market for this industry is expansive, with a staggering 66,000 job openings recorded between 2012 and 2020. Moreover, the employment rate for agricultural degree graduates seeking jobs stands at an impressive 100% (Agricultural Recruitment Specialists).

In other words, it means that the choice is endless.

The agricultural sector presents a wide range of captivating and varied career opportunities, attracting numerous reputable employers. While there has been a misconception that agriculture solely caters to individuals involved in farming and lacks financial potential, this perception is gradually evolving. In reality, these professionals have now become essential pillars of the industry, making significant contributions to the food and drink sector, as well as the overall economy. Consequently, there is a multitude of opportunities throughout the supply chain, both upstream and downstream.

Agriculture leads in many directions

Former Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz expressed, “Agriculturists have very good career prospects”. She further explains that “People will always need food, so being an agriculturist is an excellent career option.”

These are the words of encouragement of Labor and Employment Secretary Rosalinda Dimapilis-Baldoz, as she urged future workers to check employment opportunities in evolving industries, such as agriculture and agri-business, which needs more and more workers each day.

“A career as an agriculturist can lead in many directions. An agriculturist is not someone who is simply a farmer. Agriculture is a technologically-sophisticated and ever expanding field. Agriculturists have very good career prospects, since they ensure agricultural productivity. They look for ways to improve the quality and productivity of agricultural production, and make farming more safe and effective,” said Baldoz.

Agriculture is a high-tech sector

If you seek employment in an industry that embraces the latest advancements in engineering and science, look no further than agriculture.

The agricultural sector faces a significant demand to continually adopt and progress scientific and engineering discoveries, aiding those in the field to meet rising demands effectively.

Countless challenges await resolution, and numerous thrilling possibilities await exploration. Working in agriculture ensures each day is a fresh and exhilarating adventure, with little repetition.

For enthusiasts of drones, robots, cutting-edge AI, and GPS systems, welcome to the innovative realm of modern farming. As technology continues to expand, the demand for skilled professionals in this domain will only increase, making your expertise highly sought after.

If you want to be part of the professionals who will take part in providing the future generation with adequate supply of food, then you should consider a career in agriculture.


  • Lord Vincent Van Mendoza

    Vince is the student publication adviser of The JMarian. His journalism experience includes being a student writer, an associate editor, and a chief editor in his collegiate publication. He is a licensed professional teacher (LPT), Davao event host and spinner, digital marketing specialist, trainer, keynote speaker, and writer. He is digitally known as the 'Digital Lourd' of Davao city, Philippines.

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