Perceptions of Agriculture Careers: New Student Survey Data March 31, 2014 The agricultural industry is growing to meet demand, and in order to keep up with that demand we need more employees… talented employees.
This past summer, AgCareers.com released an update to a report first published in 2010. The U.S. Education & Enrollment Outlook Report – 2013 Update examined agricultural enrollment numbers at both 2 and 4 year institutions across the U.S. along with providing a snap shot of career opportunities for those graduates as they exit their educational programs and the type of salaries they should expect.
The next piece of the puzzle for getting “more people” via collegiate recruiting is to help employers understand what drives and motivates students as they consider their first career after graduation. AgCareers.com is announcing the addition of Section 5 to the U.S. Education & Enrollment Outlook Report – 2013 Update.
This section includes the results of a 29-question survey answered by nearly 350 students between high school and graduate education levels.
The survey was designed to gauge student opinions of careers in agriculture, the availability of these careers, and what they are seeking from their first employer.
The Enrollment and Employment Outlook 2013 Update can be a valuable resource to you. Above is our Perceptions of Agricultural Careers infographic, or download the entire free report by CLICKING HERE.