Advisors work with both elected officials to provide insight and guidance on issues they may not be as familiar with. They also work with stakeholders to ensure their needs are heard and met if possible.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A bachelor’s or master’s degree in agricultural economics, political science, finance, business or public administration is required.
To pursue a career as an advisor in government or stakeholder relations:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, writing, business courses, economics, government, and computer courses.
Where can I work?
Advisors can work for companies, non-profits or in the political realm. Most if not all United States senators and representatives have staff that advises them on agricultural policy. Many companies also have policy advisors who consider legislation and policies that affect their ability to do business.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The future outlook for an advisor will be good over the next five years.
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