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Agricultural Technician Job Description

An agricultural technician is a person who provides assistance to agricultural scientists carrying out research to improve crop production or animal husbandry techniques. Their job involves setting up and maintaining laboratory equipment for experiments, collecting and preparing crop or animal samples for experiments, and recording and analyzing data from the experiments.

An agricultural technician should be well organized, curious, analytical, dependable and adaptable, and have the ability to work with and without supervision. They should also be able to communicate effectively, and handle and operate scientific equipment.

What does an Agricultural Technician do?

Agricultural technicians may do some or all of the following:

Working Conditions

Agricultural technicians usually work normal office hours, but may sometimes work evenings and weekends, or be on call. They work indoors in offices, laboratories and factories, and also outdoors on farms. They may travel for work or to attend conferences or seminars.

What is Required to Become an Agricultural Technician?

There are no standard educational requirements to become an agricultural technician, but employers usually prefer to hire candidates with a post secondary school education in agricultural science such as an associate degree in agricultural science or technology.


Knowledge, Skills and Attributes

Agricultural technicians need to have:



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