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What does an Agronomist do?

An Agronomist works with farmers to improve the quality of their crop or livestock. You’ll analyse agricultural production to observe problem issues and identify areas of concern. You might collect samples from the field or record data for analysis. An Agronomist may examine current research and provide advice on possible solutions. You’ll look at a range of possible scenarios to improve production and ensure future crops are healthy.

Agronomists work closely with farmers and agricultural researchers so you’ll need to be good with people and able to communicate effectively. You’ll need good analytical skills and excellent attention to detail. You’ll need to be comfortable working outdoors but you’ll also need to be able to operate office technology. Agronomists need a strong understanding of the agricultural industry and should be able to interpret new research.

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There are 2 courses available for people who want to become a Agronomist.

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How much does an Agronomist earn?

In Australia, a full time Agronomist generally earns $1,150 per week ($59,800 annual salary) before tax. This is a median figure for full-time employees and should be considered a guide only. As you gain more experience you can expect a potentially higher salary than people who are new to the industry.

What are the job opportunities for an Agronomist?

There are currently 1,700 people working as an Agronomist in Australia. This number has dropped slightly over the last five years. Agronomy work is usually found in rural areas of Australia where agriculture is common.

Source: Australian Government Job Outlook 2020

How do I become an Agronomist?

If you’re thinking of becoming an Agronomist consider a Diploma of Agronomy. This two year course covers all aspects of soil management and crop production. A Diploma of Agriculture may also be suitable.

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Job Pathways

Here are some potential career pathways within production horticulture. Click on the occupation for information on the course you should enrol in to start your journey.

Sourced from The Australian Apprenticeships & Traineeships Information Service (aapathways.com.au) funded by the Australian Government Department of Education and Training and MySkills.gov.au.