Farm and Home Management Educators

Overview
Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed
Experience

Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.

Education

Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).

Job Training

Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.

Examples

These occupations often involve coordinating, training, supervising, or managing the activities of others to accomplish goals. Very advanced communication and organizational skills are required. Examples include pharmacists, lawyers, astronomers, biologists, clergy, neurologists, and veterinarians.

Instruct and advise individuals and families engaged in agriculture, agricultural-related processes, or home management activities. Demonstrate procedures and apply research findings to advance agricultural and home management activities. May develop educational outreach programs. May instruct on either agricultural issues such as agricultural processes and techniques, pest management, and food safety, or on home management issues such as budgeting, nutrition, and child development.

Salary Salary

Salary at 10th Percentile: $26K
Salary at 25th Percentile: $37K
Median Salary: $51K
Salary at 75th Percentile: $67K
Salary at 90th Percentile: $85K

Demand
Career Demand by State Career Demand by State Legend
Core Tasks

Collect and evaluate data to determine community program needs.

Prepare and distribute leaflets, pamphlets, and visual aids for educational and informational purposes.

Conduct classes or deliver lectures on subjects such as nutrition, home management, and farming techniques.

Collaborate with producers to diagnose and prevent management and production problems.

Research information requested by farmers.

Advise farmers and demonstrate techniques in areas such as feeding and health maintenance of livestock, growing and harvesting practices, and financial planning.

Conduct field demonstrations of new products, techniques, or services.

Act as an advocate for farmers or farmers' groups.

Organize, advise, and participate in community activities and organizations, such as county and state fair events and 4-H Clubs.

Collaborate with social service and health care professionals to advise individuals and families on home management practices, such as budget planning, meal preparation, and time management.

Conduct agricultural research, analyze data, and prepare research reports.

Schedule and make regular visits to farmers.

Maintain records of services provided and the effects of advice given.

Provide direct assistance to farmers by performing activities such as purchasing or selling products and supplies, supervising properties, and collecting soil and herbage samples for testing.

Set and monitor production targets.

Technology Skills
Technology
Example
Hot Technology
Data base user interface and query software
Data entry software
Electronic mail software
Microsoft Outlook
Enterprise resource planning ERP software
Microsoft Dynamics
Graphics or photo imaging software
Image editing software
Internet browser software
Web browser software
Map creation software
Geographic information system GIS software
Multi-media educational software
Kahoot
Office suite software
Microsoft Office
Presentation software
Microsoft PowerPoint
Spreadsheet software
Microsoft Excel
Word processing software
Microsoft Word
Tools Used
Tool
Example
Audio and visual presentation and composing equipment
Overhead display projectors
Computer Equipment and Accessories
Desktop computers
Photographic or filming or video equipment
Digital cameras
Top 10 Knowledge Required
Education and Training
90%
Importance

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

English Language
87%
Importance

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Customer and Personal Service
81%
Importance

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Biology
78%
Importance

Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

Food Production
78%
Importance

Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.

Communications and Media
75%
Importance

Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.

Administration and Management
71%
Importance

Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.

Mathematics
68%
Importance

Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Computers and Electronics
66%
Importance

Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

Chemistry
65%
Importance

Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.

Top 10 Skills
Active Listening
90%
Importance

Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Speaking
83%
Importance

Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Reading Comprehension
80%
Importance

Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

Active Learning
78%
Importance

Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Complex Problem Solving
78%
Importance

Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Coordination
78%
Importance

Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Instructing
78%
Importance

Teaching others how to do something.

Judgment and Decision Making
78%
Importance

Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Learning Strategies
78%
Importance

Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Service Orientation
78%
Importance

Actively looking for ways to help people.

Top 10 Abilities
Oral Expression
93%
Importance

The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

Oral Comprehension
85%
Importance

The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

Speech Clarity
85%
Importance

The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

Problem Sensitivity
80%
Importance

The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.

Written Comprehension
80%
Importance

The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.

Written Expression
80%
Importance

The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.

Deductive Reasoning
78%
Importance

The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

Inductive Reasoning
78%
Importance

The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

Speech Recognition
78%
Importance

The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.

Information Ordering
75%
Importance

The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

Top 10 Work Activities
Getting Information
94%
Importance

Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.

Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
93%
Importance

Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.

Training and Teaching Others
93%
Importance

Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.

Communicating with Persons Outside Organization
91%
Importance

Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.

Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
90%
Importance

Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests.

Interacting With Computers
89%
Importance

Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.

Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
89%
Importance

Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.

Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
89%
Importance

Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.

Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
85%
Importance

Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.

Scheduling Work and Activities
85%
Importance

Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.

Detailed Work Activities

Confer with others to conduct or arrange operational activities.

Teach life skills.

Advise educators on curricula, instructional methods, or policies.

Search information sources to find specific data.

Develop instructional materials.

Maintain operational records.

Schedule instructional activities.

Plan community programs or activities for the general public.

Collaborate with other agencies and institutions to coordinate educational matters.

Research topics in area of expertise.

Write articles, books or other original materials in area of expertise.

Work Context
Electronic Mail

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Telephone

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Freedom to Make Decisions

How much decision making freedom, without supervision, does the job offer?

Structured versus Unstructured Work

To what extent is this job structured for the worker, rather than allowing the worker to determine tasks, priorities, and goals?

Deal With External Customers

How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job?

Face-to-Face Discussions

How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job?

Contact With Others

How much does this job require the worker to be in contact with others (face-to-face, by telephone, or otherwise) in order to perform it?

Indoors, Environmentally Controlled

How often does this job require working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions?

Work With Work Group or Team

How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?

In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment

How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e.g., car)?

Education
Majors
Major
Farm/Farm and Ranch Management
Animal/Livestock Husbandry and Production
Crop Production
Dairy Husbandry and Production
Horse Husbandry/Equine Science and Management
Apiculture
Applied Horticulture/Horticulture Operations, General
Public Horticulture
Urban and Community Horticulture
Agricultural and Extension Education Services
Animal Sciences, General
Agricultural Animal Breeding
Animal Nutrition
Dairy Science
Livestock Management
Poultry Science
Animal Sciences, Other
Plant Sciences, General
Agronomy and Crop Science
Horticultural Science
Plant Protection and Integrated Pest Management
Range Science and Management
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences, General
Business Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
Consumer Merchandising/Retailing Management
Family Resource Management Studies, General
Consumer Economics
Consumer Services and Advocacy
Family and Consumer Economics and Related Services, Other
Housing and Human Environments, General
Home Furnishings and Equipment Installers
Family Systems
Child Development
Family and Community Services
Early Childhood and Family Studies
Parent Education Services
Apparel and Textiles, General
Nutrition Sciences
Interests
Social
100%
Importance

Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.

Realistic
77%
Importance

Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

Enterprising
67%
Importance

Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.

Investigative
62%
Importance

Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.

Artistic
34%
Importance

Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

Conventional
34%
Importance

Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.

Top 10 Work Styles
Dependability
94%
Importance

Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.

Integrity
94%
Importance

Job requires being honest and ethical.

Adaptability/Flexibility
92%
Importance

Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.

Independence
91%
Importance

Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.

Initiative
91%
Importance

Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.

Cooperation
90%
Importance

Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

Leadership
90%
Importance

Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.

Achievement/Effort
87%
Importance

Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.

Persistence
87%
Importance

Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.

Attention to Detail
86%
Importance

Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

Work Values
Relationships
86%
Importance

Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.

Independence
77%
Importance

Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.

Achievement
72%
Importance

Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.

Recognition
62%
Importance

Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.

Working Conditions
60%
Importance

Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.

Support
39%
Importance

Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.