Career Options

Below listed are the major careers one could pursue in the Agriculture & Animal Husbandry field, followed by required qualifications, career path to adopt, expected salaries, local and global demand and list of Institutions that are offering relevant courses.

  • Agricultural Economist
  • Urban Farming
  • Greenhouse Manager
  • Dairy manager
  • Animal control officer

What You Need To Know

Agriculture and Animal husbandry is a key sector for any economy. In India, nearly 60% of rural population depends on agriculture. Adding fisheries and forestry into this would make it a major GDP contributor, which could not be ignore. Unfortunately, Agriculture sector is still under development stage in India however with educated youth entering into the field and technology reaching the villages, this sector is bound to flourish in the coming decades.

If you are interested in Agriculture & Animal Husbandry then a degree related to agriculture science or farm management or agricultural economics would be helpful. In case you are particularly interested in Diary industry or breeding a degree associated with life sciences or Biology would be added advantage. In the growing economy, there are numerous opportunities to be an innovate and make this as a fruitful career option.

Agriculture and Animal husbandry is a year along job and requires you to be close to the operations, that is to the field which are mostly located in the rural areas. One should be prepared to work with minimum resource availability, usually depending on the experience and help from the peers. One should be ready to work round the clock as it is associated with dealing with living things.


Any Degree or Diploma, preferably in with agricultural sciences, farm management, and animal husbandry. Local Agricultural universities conduct several certification programs along with formal educational degree programs.


Analytical, Communication skills, Interpersonal skills, Math skills, Problem-solving skills, detail oriented.

Expected Salary

Mostly informal sector with earnings depending on the area of working. It also depends on the overall output from the venture.

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