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Career and Education Opportunities for Agriculture Inspectors in Florida

Florida has a population of 18,537,969, which has grown by 15.99% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Sunshine State," its capital is Tallahassee, though its most populous city is Jacksonville.

About 610 people are currently employed as agriculture inspectors in Florida. By 2016, this is expected to grow 6% to 650 people employed. This is not quite as good as the national trend for agriculture inspectors, which sees this job pool growing by about 12.8% over the next eight years. Agriculture inspectors generally inspect agricultural commodities, processing equipment, and facilities, and fish and logging operations, to ensure compliance with regulations and laws governing health, quality, and safety.

Income for agriculture inspectors is about $17 hourly or $35,380 annually on average in Florida. Nationally, their income is about $19 hourly or $41,170 per year. Incomes for agriculture inspectors are better than in the overall category of Farming in Florida, and better than the overall Farming category nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 10,424,100 jobs in Florida. The average annual income was $39,064 in 2008, up from $39,036 the preceding year. The unemployment rate in Florida was 10.5% in 2009, which has grown by 4.2% since the previous year. About 22.3% of Florida residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Florida include employment services, professional employer organizations, and water transportation. Notable tourist destinations include the Crosby J Ellis Jr LBR, the Mike S Aquatics, and the Hands On Childrens Museum.

CITIES WITH Agriculture Inspector OPPORTUNITIES IN Florida


JOB DESCRIPTION: Agriculture Inspector

Agriculture Inspector video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, agriculture inspectors inspect agricultural commodities, processing equipment, and facilities, and fish and logging operations, to ensure compliance with regulations and laws governing health, quality, and safety.

Every day, agriculture inspectors are expected to be able to evaluate problems as they arise. They need to articulate ideas and problems.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Florida include:

  • Crop and Horticultural Worker. Directly supervise and coordinate activities of agricultural crop or horticultural workers.
  • Farm Labor Contractor. Recruit, hire, and supervise seasonal or temporary agricultural laborers for a fee. May transport, house, and provide meals for workers.
  • Fisherman. Use nets, fishing rods, or other equipment to catch and gather fish or other aquatic animals from rivers, lakes, or oceans, for human consumption or other uses. May haul game onto ship.
  • Livestock Farmer. Attend to live farm, ranch, or aquacultural animals that may include cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses and other equines, poultry, and bees. Attend to animals produced for animal products, such as meat, fur, and honey. Duties may include feeding, watering, herding, grazing, castrating, branding, de-beaking, weighing, and loading animals. May maintain records on animals; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; assist in birth deliveries; and administer medications, vaccinations, or insecticides as appropriate. May clean and maintain animal housing areas.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Florida

Florida
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Florida has a population of 18,537,969, which has grown by 15.99% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Sunshine State," its capital is Tallahassee, though its biggest city is Jacksonville. In 2008, there were a total of 10,424,100 jobs in Florida. The average annual income was $39,064 in 2008, up from $39,036 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Florida was 10.5% in 2009, which has grown by 4.2% since the previous year. About 22.3% of Florida residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Florida include employment services, professional employer organizations, and water transportation. Notable tourist destinations include the Fish Mania, the Mike S Aquatics, and the Cummer Museum of Art & Gardens.