Resources for Workers & Students
Washington’s agricultural industry is changing. The industry is evolving to include cutting edge careers in a technical field. Jobs related to agriculture in Washington can be found on farms, in factories, on fishing boats, in laboratories, and on salesroom floors.
Agriculture & Natural Resources Career Cluster
Career clusters identify the knowledge and skills students need as they follow a pathway toward their career goal. The Agriculture & Natural Resource Career Cluster is divided into seven career pathway. Pathways are grouped by common knowledge and skills required of occupations in the agriculture and natural resource career fields. View the Agriculture & Natural Resource Career Cluster Map and click on the individual colleges to directly link with each program website.
Education & Training Program
Visit Classes & Degrees to learn more about the multiple worker retraining and certificate/degree programs in Washington State.
View the 2012-2013 Agriculture & Natural Resource Program Guide to start planning your education and training pathway.
Agricultural Occupations Quick Guide
View the in-demand occupations related to agriculture in Washington. The demand/decline list of occupations is hosted by the Labor Market and Economic Analysis (LMEA) branch of the Employment Security Department; local Workforce Development Councils (WDCs) are responsible for the development of the lists, as well as, all updates and revisions to the lists.
Career Bridge is a searchable database created by the Workforce Training and Education Coordinating Board, highlighting education and training programs throughout the state where workers and students can discover:
- Career titles
- Find the list of Eligible Training Providers (ETP) such as community & technical colleges
- Average earnings and employment outlook for career choices
Careers in agriculture and natural resources appear below. Click on the link and learn more about the career, where workers can update their skills, and students can gain necessary knowledge to work successfully in the industry.
Visit the Workforce Explorer website provided by the Washington State Employment Security Department to begin your career exploration:
- Strategies for Career Planning
- Assess your skills and interests
- Find occupational descriptions, wages and projections
- Job hunting tips
Finding a Job in Agriculture
WorkSource as part of the United States Employment Service, can assist workers and students find jobs and provide free job seeking services:
- Find job openings
- Learn strategies for finding a job
- Get job referrals and job search assistance
- Get help preparing your resume for job interviews
- Post your resume online for employers to see
- Share job-search strategies with other job seekers
- Assess your skills and get career guidance
- Get referred to a training program
- Learn how much jobs pay and what jobs are in demand
Call or visit a WorkSource Center for more information.
Last Updated 3.25.13