Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources

These Military agriculture careers specialize in farming, food production, and the management and protection of natural resources.

There are 4 military careers in this industry

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Military Animal Specialists

Animal specialists perform unique duties in connection with operations using animals. They are responsible for the care, welfare, and continuous training of assigned animals to ensure physical condition and behavioral proficiency is maintained. They prepare and maintain administrative reports and health records associated with the animals in their care.

  • Average Salary:$79,452
  • Most Common Education: High school

Military Pest Control Specialists

Pest control specialists use their expertise to protect military members and their families from diseases borne of insects. They conduct assessments and determine what pest management actions are needed to control and prevent infestations in military facilities and the surrounding environment. They interact with other military medical providers and follow environmental compliance guidelines.  

  • Average Salary:$59,272
  • Most Common Education: High school

Military Physical Scientists

Physical scientists carry out research tasks within a chosen field of study. They conduct experiments or make observations, analyze findings, operate necessary equipment, and develop and test theories.

  • Average Salary:$89,730
  • Most Common Education: Bachelor's degree

Military Water and Sewage Treatment Plant Operators

Military bases operate their own water treatment plants, which provide drinking water and safely dispose of sewage when public facilities cannot be used. Water and sewage treatment plant operators control processes and equipment that remove pollutants from the water so that it is safe to drink and can be returned safely to natural areas or be reused. Water and sewage treatment plant operators run the equipment, control the processes, and monitor the plants that treat the water.

  • Average Salary:$53,207
  • Most Common Education: High school