Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

Agricultural Engineers

Agricultural engineers design or improve farm equipment and products.

Agricultural Products Graders and Sorters

Agricultural products graders and sorters examine products such as fruits, vegetables, and textiles. They assign items to quality levels before they are sold to the public.

Agricultural Scientists

Agricultural scientists study plants and soils. They use science to protect, develop, and manage these resources.

Agricultural Worker Supervisors

Agricultural worker supervisors hire and supervise workers who tend and harvest crops, animals, ornamental plants, and trees.

Agriculture Workers

Farm and ranch workers help raise crops and livestock for market.

Agronomists

Agricultural scientists study plants and soils. They use science to protect, develop, and manage these resources.

Animal Breeders

Animal breeders select and breed livestock and pets.

Animal Caretakers

Animal caretakers give care to animals at shelters, zoos, kennels, pet shops, stables, aquariums, and research labs.

Animal Scientists

Animal scientists conduct research. They try to develop better animal products and healthier animals.

Aquarists

Animal caretakers give care to animals at shelters, zoos, kennels, pet shops, stables, aquariums, and research labs.

Asbestos Removal Workers

Hazardous material workers remove and dispose of harmful materials.

Bakers

Bakers mix and bake ingredients to produce breads, pastries, and other baked goods.

Blacksmith

Animal caretakers give care to animals at shelters, zoos, kennels, pet shops, stables, aquariums, and research labs.

Buckers and Fallers

Loggers work in teams to build and repair roads, clear brush, cut and buck trees, and move logs to mills and shipyards.

Butchers

Meat cutters cut animal carcasses into pieces of meat for sale to consumers.

Captains

Commercial fishers catch ocean fish and other marine life using nets, hooks, and traps.

Choker Setters

Loggers work in teams to build and repair roads, clear brush, cut and buck trees, and move logs to mills and shipyards.

Commercial Fishers

Commercial fishers catch ocean fish and other marine life using nets, hooks, and traps.

Conservationists

Agricultural engineers design or improve farm equipment and products.

Craft Brewers (Emerging)

Craft brewers oversee the production and packaging of unique beer.

Deckhands

Commercial fishers catch ocean fish and other marine life using nets, hooks, and traps.

Decontamination Technicians

Hazardous material workers remove and dispose of harmful materials.

Decontamination Workers

Hazardous material workers remove and dispose of harmful materials.

Disposal Workers

Trash collectors collect garbage and transport it to dumps or landfills.

Dog Groomers

Animal caretakers give care to animals at shelters, zoos, kennels, pet shops, stables, aquariums, and research labs.

Environmental Engineering Technicians

Environmental engineering technicians work with environmental engineers and scientists. They help prevent, control, and clean up pollution.

Environmental Engineers

Environmental engineers find ways to solve environmental problems that affect the welfare of humans and nature.

Exterminators

Pest control workers use chemicals and other methods to repel or destroy bugs and rodents.

Fallers and Buckers

Loggers work in teams to build and repair roads, clear brush, cut and buck trees, and move logs to mills and shipyards.

Farm and Ranch Workers

Farm and ranch workers help raise crops and livestock for market.

Farm Equipment Mechanics

Farm equipment mechanics make sure that farm machinery operates correctly.

Farmers and Farm Managers

Farmers and farm managers raise crops and livestock for market.

Farriers

Animal caretakers give care to animals at shelters, zoos, kennels, pet shops, stables, aquariums, and research labs.

Filtration Plant Operators

Water treatment plant operators treat water so that it is safe to drink. Wastewater treatment plant operators remove pollutants from wastewater so it is safe to return to the environment.

Fishers

Commercial fishers catch ocean fish and other marine life using nets, hooks, and traps.

Food Processing Workers

Food processing workers prepare raw food items and combine ingredients to make food products.

Food Scientists

Food scientists conduct research to develop and improve food products that are healthy, safe, and appealing.

Foresters

Foresters manage, use, and help protect forests and other natural resources.

Forestry Technicians

Forestry technicians help develop and protect forests.

Fumigators

Pest control workers use chemicals and other methods to repel or destroy bugs and rodents.

Garbage Collectors

Trash collectors collect garbage and transport it to dumps or landfills.

Graders, Log

Log graders and scalers estimate the market value of logs.

Greenhouse Managers

Farmers and farm managers raise crops and livestock for market.

Hazardous Material Workers

Hazardous material workers remove and dispose of harmful materials.

Hazardous Waste Removers

Hazardous material workers remove and dispose of harmful materials.

Horticultural Workers

Nursery workers grow, transplant, and care for plants and trees for sale.

Kennel Workers

Animal caretakers give care to animals at shelters, zoos, kennels, pet shops, stables, aquariums, and research labs.

Laboratory Animal Caretakers

Animal caretakers give care to animals at shelters, zoos, kennels, pet shops, stables, aquariums, and research labs.

Log Graders and Scalers

Log graders and scalers estimate the market value of logs.

Loggers

Loggers work in teams to build and repair roads, clear brush, cut and buck trees, and move logs to mills and shipyards.

Meat Cutters

Meat cutters cut animal carcasses into pieces of meat for sale to consumers.

Meat Packers

Meat cutters cut animal carcasses into pieces of meat for sale to consumers.

Mechanics, Farm Equipment

Farm equipment mechanics make sure that farm machinery operates correctly.

Natural Sciences Managers

Natural sciences managers plan and direct the work of natural scientists.

Nursery Managers

Farmers and farm managers raise crops and livestock for market.

Nursery Workers

Nursery workers grow, transplant, and care for plants and trees for sale.

Pest Control Workers

Pest control workers use chemicals and other methods to repel or destroy bugs and rodents.

Plant Pathologists

Agricultural scientists study plants and soils. They use science to protect, develop, and manage these resources.

Plant Scientists

Agricultural scientists study plants and soils. They use science to protect, develop, and manage these resources.

Quality Control Inspectors

Agricultural products graders and sorters examine products such as fruits, vegetables, and textiles. They assign items to quality levels before they are sold to the public.

Radiation Protection Technicians

Hazardous material workers remove and dispose of harmful materials.

Ranch Workers

Farm and ranch workers help raise crops and livestock for market.

Ranchers

Farmers and farm managers raise crops and livestock for market.

Recycling and Reclamation Workers

Recycling and reclamation workers prepare and sort materials for recycling.

Refuse and Recyclables Collectors

Trash collectors collect garbage and transport it to dumps or landfills.

Repairers, Farm Equipment

Farm equipment mechanics make sure that farm machinery operates correctly.

Scalers, Log

Log graders and scalers estimate the market value of logs.

Sewage Plant Operators

Water treatment plant operators treat water so that it is safe to drink. Wastewater treatment plant operators remove pollutants from wastewater so it is safe to return to the environment.

Slaughterers

Meat cutters cut animal carcasses into pieces of meat for sale to consumers.

Soil Scientists

Agricultural scientists study plants and soils. They use science to protect, develop, and manage these resources.

Stable Attendants

Animal caretakers give care to animals at shelters, zoos, kennels, pet shops, stables, aquariums, and research labs.

Timber Cutters

Loggers work in teams to build and repair roads, clear brush, cut and buck trees, and move logs to mills and shipyards.

Trash Collectors

Trash collectors collect garbage and transport it to dumps or landfills.

Tree Cutters

Loggers work in teams to build and repair roads, clear brush, cut and buck trees, and move logs to mills and shipyards.

Trimmers

Meat cutters cut animal carcasses into pieces of meat for sale to consumers.

Water Treatment Plant Operators

Water treatment plant operators treat water so that it is safe to drink. Wastewater treatment plant operators remove pollutants from wastewater so it is safe to return to the environment.

Winemakers (Emerging)

Winemakers oversee the fermenting and bottling of several types of wine. They generally also supervise the harvest of the grapes.

Zoo Keepers

Animal caretakers give care to animals at shelters, zoos, kennels, pet shops, stables, aquariums, and research labs.

Zoologists

Zoologists study animals and how they live and grow in their habitat.
Source: Illinois Career Information System (CIS) brought to you by Illinois Department of Employment Security.