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Agricultural/​Horticultural Scientist

Kaipūtaiao Ahuwhenua

Agricultural/horticultural scientists study farm animals, soils, pastures and crops to improve their yield, health and quality, and to prevent pests and disease.

Job opportunities
Good
Training usually required
5-9 years

Agricultural/horticultural scientists usually start on
$55K-$67K per year

Agricultural/horticultural scientists with several years' experience usually earn
$70K-$100K per year

Biotechnologist

Ringa Hangarau Koiora

Biotechnologists use their knowledge of living organisms to create new animal or plant-based products such as pest-resistant crops and pharmaceuticals. 

 

Job opportunities
Good
Training usually required
3-9 years

Biotechnologists usually earn
$55K-$75K per year

Senior biotechnologists usually earn
$76K-$130K per year

Environmental Scientist

Kaipūtaiao Ao Tūroa

Environmental scientists study the environment and how plants, animals and other organisms are affected by it. They also study external influences, such as pollutants, and advise how to avoid or reduce harmful effects on the environment.

Job opportunities
Good
Training usually required
3-9 years

Environmental scientists usually earn
$49K-$130K per year

Ranger

Āpiha Papa Atawhai

Rangers supervise, maintain, enhance and protect conservation areas such as forests, coasts, wetlands, national parks, maritime parks, regional parks, reserves, and sites of historical or cultural importance.

Job opportunities
Average

Entry level rangers usually earn
$33K-$42K per year

Experienced rangers usually earn
$35K-$47K per year

Food Technologist

Kaihangarau Kai

Food technologists research and develop new food and beverage products and/or improve the quality of existing products. They may also develop or improve the processing, packaging, storage, and safety of food in line with government and industry standards.

Job opportunities
Good
Training usually required
3-5 years

Food technologists usually earn
$50K-$95K per year

Meat Inspector

Kaimātai Mīti

Meat inspectors ensure that animal meat products are fit for human consumption through the investigation and examination of animal carcasses and animal parts.

Job opportunities
Poor
Training usually required
<1 year

Meat inspectors on casual contracts usually earn
$25 per hour

Meat inspectors working full time usually earn up to
$50K per year

Agricultural/​Horticultural Consultant

Kaitohutohu Ahuwhenua

Agricultural/horticultural consultants provide professional advice to farmers and growers on how to improve the profitability, efficiency and sustainability of their farm management systems. They also help to develop business and financial plans. 

Job opportunities
Good
Training usually required
3 years

Agricultural/horticultural consultants with less than five years’ experience usually earn
$45K-$80K per year

Agricultural/horticultural consultants with more than five years’ experience usually earn
$80K-$150K per year