Job Titles & Salaries

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Internationally and locally, there are thousands of jobs in Agribusiness and Food Industry Management. Many of our students have obtained jobs that combine their love of the industry with good incomes. The business side of this degree provides the students with multiple avenues that ensures a successful career.

Job Titles

Listed below are some of the possible job titles available for graduates in this major:

  • Advertising Account Executive
  • Agribusiness Controller
  • Agribusiness Manager
  • Agribusiness Sales
  • Agricultural Economist
  • Agricultural Inspector
  • Agricultural Journalist/Broadcaster
  • Agricultural Lender/Commercial Bank
  • Agricultural Processing/Packing Management
  • Agricultural Real Estate Sales
  • Agricultural Statistician
  • Animal Health Care Professionals
  • Animal Health Distributor Sales Rep
  • Animal Nutritionist
  • Appraiser
  • Auditor
  • Bank Loan Officer
  • Bloodstock Agent
  • Boarding Stables and Riding Instructor
  • Breed Registries and Associations
  • Broodmare Manager
  • Business Manager
  • Career Counselor
  • Clinician
  • Commodities Inspector/Grader
  • Commodity Association Manager
  • Commodity Broker
  • Commodity Technical Analyst
  • Commodity College Instructor
  • Consumer Affairs Specialist
  • Cooperative Manager
  • Customer Services Director
  • Dairy Products Production
  • Development Economist
  • Editor/Reporter/illustrator
  • Elected Public Official
  • Environmental Economist
  • Estate and Tax Advisor
  • Export-import Agent
  • Extension Farm Agent
  • Extension Horse Specialist
  • Fair Manager
  • Farm Accountant
  • Farm Advisor
  • Farm Auctioneer
  • Farm Chemical Distributor
  • Farm Claims Adjuster
  • Farm Credit Manager
  • Farm Equipment Dealer
  • Farm Insurance Underwriter
  • Farm Labor Specialist
  • Farm Magazine Editor
  • Farm or Ranch Manager
  • Farm Organization Lobbyist
  • Farm Ranch Supervisor
  • Farm Personnel Manager
  • Farm Program Administrator
  • Farrier-Corrective Shoeing
  • Fertilizer Company Manager
  • Financial Analyst
  • Financial Services Advisor
  • FMHA County Supervisor
  • Food Assistance Programmer
  • Food Broker
  • Food Chain Buyer
  • Food Company Salesperson
  • Food Industry Stock Analyst
  • Food Merchandising
  • Food Packaging Purchaser
  • Food Procurement Broker
  • Food Retailer
  • Food Tradeshow Promoter
  • Food Warehouse Manager
  • 4-H Youth Counselor
  • Foreign Service Officer
  • Freight Traffic Manager
  • Fruit and Vegetable Broker
  • Geneticist
  • Government Policy Analyst
  • Government Regulatory Agent/Grain Purchaser
  • Greenhouse Manager
  • Grocery Chain Executive
  • Hedging Specialist
  • High School/Community College Agriculture Teacher
  • Horse Breeding
  • Horse Racing and Polo
  • Horse Rehabilitation Therapist
  • Horse Sales and Auctioneering
  • Horse Training and Judging
  • Horse Vacationing Services
  • Import/Export Agent/Manager
  • Industry Planning Advisor
  • Information Services Director
  • Inspector
  • Insurance Agent/Manager
  • International Agribusiness Manager
  • International Banking Officer
  • International Marketing Manager
  • International Trade Specialist
  • Inventory Control Manager
  • Labor Relations Negotiator
  • Land Appraiser
  • Land Developer
  • Legislative Assistant
  • Loan Officer Trainee
  • Lobbyists (Federal & State)
  • Management Consultant
  • Management Systems Analyst
  • Manufacturing, Distribution and Retail Sales
  • Market News Reporter
  • Marketing Director/Researcher
  • Marketing Sales Group Manager
  • Multi-media Services Buyer
  • Natural Resource Economist
  • Office Manager
  • Packaging Manufacturer
  • Packing Management
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Planner
  • Produce Broker
  • Product Development Strategist
  • Product Promotions Specialist
  • Production Cost Analyst
  • Production Credit Fieldman
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Public Utility Energy Advisor
  • Radio-TV Farm News Director
  • Real Property Appraiser
  • Regional Resource Planner
  • Riding Instructor/Coach
  • Rural Development Specialist
  • Statistician
  • Stock Broker
  • Technical Service Representative

Industry Internships

The FMAM Department helps arrange internships with food and agribusiness firms located in the Los Angeles and Southern California area. Internships provide hands-on, practical experiences for students enrolled in the program. The internship usually lasts at least ten weeks with approximately 20 hours of work a week. A detailed evaluation form needs to be filled out by the interns supervisor at the end of the internship. The student completes an assigned paper at the end of the internship and is then given a letter grade for the 3 unit class. Many companies extend the job past the internship after the ten weeks. Students are expected to demonstrate good work ethics to include punctuality, team work, attitude, and job completion. Students receive 3 units of credit for FMA 441- Internship in Food Marketing and Agriculture. Students are encouraged to complete at least one internship and many complete two. Many of the internships have resulted in full-time jobs for students after their graduation.

Where our alumni are employed

The following is a partial list of companies and organizations where our alumni are employed:

  • Central Intelligence Agency
  • Con Agra
  • Crossmark
  • Del Monte
  • Dole
  • Farm Credit System
  • Farmer John's Meats
  • Hidden Villa Ranch
  • Kubota Tractor
  • LAPAC International
  • Melissa's
  • Ralph's Production Facility
  • Ready Pac
  • Sunkist
  • The Wine Group
  • Unocal
  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • USDA
  • Western Growers