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Agricultural Scientist

Agricultural Scientist examines plant and makes notes

Agricultural scientists research and develop new methods of raising animals and growing crops, and try them out on experimental farms and nurseries. They usually specialise in one area such as soil, crops, animals or farm produce.

The Work

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Pay

The figures below are only a guide. Actual pay rates may vary, depending on:

Salaries for qualified agricultural scientists tend to be in the range of £17,000 to £22,000 a year. With experience, this can rise to over £28,000 to £35,000 a year.

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Getting In

You could work for a commercial company, college, university, a government agency or research centre such as Science and Advice for Scottish Agriculture (SASA).

Workforce Education Levels (UK)

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Job Outlook Scotland

Employment

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Job Outlook Scotland and UK

  Scotland
2023
3754
1.9 %
RISE
2028
3827
  United Kingdom
2023
44641
5.2 %
RISE
2028
46982

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What Does it Take?

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Training

Getting On

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Courtesy of Felix Thornley Cobbold Agricultural Trust

Contacts

The following organisations may be able to provide further information.

James Hutton Institute
Tel: 0344 928 5428
E-mail: info@hutton.ac.uk
Website: https://www.hutton.ac.uk/learning
Twitter: @JamesHuttonInst
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/JamesHuttonInstitute?ref=ts

The James Hutton Institute was created from the merger of the Scottish Crop Research Institute (SCRI) and the Macaulay Land Use Research Institute.

Lantra Scotland
Tel: 01738 310164
E-mail: scotland@lantra.co.uk
Website: https://www.scotland.lantra.co.uk/
Twitter: @LantraScotland
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/lantrascotland/

Lantra is the Sector Skills Council for the environmental and land-based sector.

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