An agricultural economist, or industry analyst, provides high-level economic intelligence to manage risk and prepare a company or business for the future.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A bachelor’s or master’s degree in economics, agricultural business, or a related field is required. A degree in agronomy or animal science, depending on the position you receive, may also suffice or be helpful.
To pursue a career as an Agricultural Economist:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, advanced mathematics (statistics, probability), business courses, and computer courses.
Economists may work for banks, lending firms, risk management firms, government agencies, or any kind of medium to large-scale agricultural company.
Future Job Market/Outlook
The future outlook for an economist will be good over the next five years.
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