Inspect agricultural commodities, processing equipment, and facilities, and fish and logging operations, to ensure compliance with regulations and laws governing health, quality, and safety.
- Duties and working conditions vary widely, from raising plants in greenhouses, to harvesting crops and tending to livestock outdoors, to inspecting agricultural products at border crossings.
- Farmworkers learn through short-term on-the-job training; agricultural inspectors and animal breeders require work experience or a college degree.
- Most farmworkers receive low pay and perform strenuous work outdoors in all kinds of weather but many enjoy the rural lifestyle.
- Employment is projected to decline slightly.
|2004 Total Employment||13,000
|2014 Expected Employment||14,000|
|Change (Percent)||N/A (