An agricultural scientist studies commercial plants, animals and cultivation techniques to enhance the productivity of farms and agricultural industries. In Australia an agricultural scientist is a Skill Level 1 occupation.
Agricultural Scientist Occupation Lists
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Group: 2341 Agricultural and Forestry Scientists
The job of an agricultural scientist is to advise farmers, rural industries and government on aspects of farming, develop techniques for increasing productivity, and study and develop plans and policies for the management of forest areas.
Most occupations in the agricultural scientist unit group (Group 2341) have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
Occupations within the Agricultural Scientist Group
Note: Whilst a similar occupation may appear in the same agricultural scientist group, if not listed in either the STSOL or MLTSSL, the ANZSCO description should be used for reference purposes only.
English Requirement Agricultural Scientist
Where mandatory licensing or registration is required you must demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS, or equivalent, whichever is higher.
The average salary for an Agricultural Scientist is $ 92,959 for male employees and $ 64,215 for female employees per year. Average Age: Males: 42.3 Females: 43.7 Persons: 43.0
Source: www.abs.gov.au 2341 (Group 2341) Agricultural and forestry scientists - Employee Earnings and Hours, Australia, May 2016
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