Agricultural Technicians:

Work with agricultural scientists in plant, fiber, and animal research, or assist with animal breeding and nutrition. Set up or maintain laboratory equipment and collect samples from crops or animals. Prepare specimens or record data to assist scientists in biology or related life science experiments. Conduct tests and experiments to improve yield and quality of crops or to increase the resistance of plants and animals to disease or insects.

Also includes

Precision Agriculture Technicians



About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $44,050.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 830
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 10.10 %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Attention to Detail
Decision-making
Oral Communication
Written Communication
Integrity
Following Directions
Leadership
Technology and Tool Usage
Professionalism
Work Ethic
Planning
Creativity

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

Examine biological specimens
Perform biological testing
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Analyze chemical compounds or substances
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Analyze chemical or biological data
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Analyze biological material samples
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Analyze biological samples
Analyze cellular, molecular, or biological compounds
Analyze blood samples
Analyze the chemical structures, properties, and reactions of organic or carbon compounds
Isolate microorganisms
Perform environmental research
Monitor chemical action of substances
Perform Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) related research
Analyze environmental data
Analyze ecosystem data
Determine condition of plants, flowers, shrubs, or trees
Perform medical research
Provide scientific or technical research assistance
Forecast phenomena based on statistical or mathematical research data
Interpret psychological test results
Interpret research data
Conduct ecological research in natural or industrial environments
Perform environmental assessment
Analyze soil to determine fertilizer requirements
Examine animals to detect illness, disease, or injury
Analyze medical or health data
Analyze geological samples
Determine nutritional needs or diet restrictions
Evaluate project status, progress, outputs, or results
Interpret animal habits, behaviors, or needs
Interpret medical laboratory test results
Interpret aerial photographs
Analyze forest conditions
Determine geographic coordinates
Identify environmental concerns
Calculate medical diagnostic test results
Interpret x-ray images
Examine insects to detect illness, disease, or injury
Appraise environmental impact of regulations or policies
Evaluate impact of regulations or laws
Take vital signs
Analyze data to inform operational decisions or activities

Getting Information

Conduct biological research
Conduct biological field research
Collect statistical data
Study animal development
Conduct vivisection for scientific research
Collect scientific or technical data
Examine characteristics or behavior of living organisms
Study development of microscopic organisms
Study plant development
Conduct biological laboratory research or experiments
Research microbiological or chemical processes or structures
Research human or animal disease or parasites
Develop biological research methods
Research agricultural processes or practices
Analyze adaptability of species to new environmental conditions
Research impact of environmental conservation initiatives
Conduct genetic research
Research livestock management methods
Survey land or properties
Study structure or properties of submicroscopic matter
Conduct climatological research
Conduct field trips
Research hydrologic features or processes
Research geographical information using library or internet
Research environmental impact of industrial or development activities
Conduct medical laboratory tests
Research medical or health improvement issues
Monitor environmental impacts of production or development activities
Conduct agricultural field research
Conduct clinical investigations
Conduct medical laboratory research or experiments
Collect geographical or geological field data
Conduct interviews to gather scientific or research-based information
Conduct physics research
Research life and physical science topics using library or internet
Investigate environmental impact of projects and activities
Research crop management methods
Determine effects of pollution
Obtain technical support instructions from scientists or engineers
Gather physical or topographical survey data
Conduct atmospheric research
Research methods to improve food products
Conduct plant location surveys
Review maps to determine location or routes
Conduct geological research
Collect clinical research data

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