Careers in food and fibre

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The Department of Agriculture and Food, Western Australia supports the growth of Western Australia’s agrifood sector in four key areas: markets, productivity, profitability and people.

Students making career choices can find out more about the range of different career opportunities that exist in the food and fibre supply chain. From producing crops and farming animals to manufacturing and processing, right through to marketing, trade and media - the career opportunities are endless.

Agriculture – a career for everyone

Do you want to work in an industry that is on the cutting edge of technology, offers opportunities to work all around the world and is vital to the future of humankind?

If your answer is yes, a career in agriculture may be what you’re looking for.

Agriculture isn’t just about working on a farm; there are lots of different kinds of careers within the food and fibre chain.

Whether you’re interested in managing people, working with animals, making new discoveries, protecting the environment, using your hands, your head or both – there are a range of career opportunities for you.

Explore some of the options below to find a role that is right for you.

Do you get a kick out of experiments?
Are biology, physics and chemistry your favourite subjects at school?
Do you want to make discoveries that can change the world?
If this sounds like you, take a look at Research it

Do you prefer being outdoors to indoors?
Do you like to work with animals and plants?
Do you like biology and science?
If this sounds like you, go to Grow it

Do you like pulling things apart and rebuilding them?
Do you have a head full of great ideas?
Do you like to find ways to make things easier or quicker?
If this sounds like you, take a look at Make it
Are you good at motivating people and getting them excited?
Of you and your friends, are you the one who organises activities?
Do you like to be in charge and know what’s going on?
If this sounds like you, head to Manage it
Is protecting the environment important to you?
Are you good at persuading people?
Do you want to make a difference to the future?
If this sounds like you, go to Change it
Do you have a head for numbers?
Are you good at making deals and trades?
Do you like solving problems?
If this sounds like you, take a look at Trade it