UGA Specific Information for Agricultural Education

This program prepares students for teaching positions in secondary school agriculture programs and related professional jobs in agriculture. Students majoring in Agricultural Education develop a broad background in the agricultural sciences and are qualified for certification by the State Department of Education as teachers of agriculture. The Agricultural Education program is a major component of the Department of Agricultural Leadership, Education, and Communication. In addition to the opportunities for teaching agriculture, graduates of this program are employed in the Cooperative Extension Service and in many other leadership positions in the fields of agriculture and education. Such positions capitalize on the technical and professional skills of these graduates for application in various selling, promotional, administrative, research, and educational leadership projects. 

Class of 2023 Career Outcomes for Agricultural Education*

** Includes Self-Employed

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Additional UGA Career Center Recommendations

How to Pursue Additional Careers in Education:

Seeking jobs outside of teaching and/or education? Additional career opportunities with an Education degree are out there! First, you need to consider a few things:

  1. What are your interests?
  2. What skills and abilities have you been using in your current job?
  3. Who is in your network? 

What are Your Interests?:

Several Interest inventories exist that can help you clearly assess your interests. The Career Center offers the Strong Interest Inventory, TypeFocus, and Focus 2, which can be used for this purpose. For additional information on these assessments, visit here.

In addition, the O-Net can be used to informally assess interests and match interests with careers.

What are Your Skills and Abilities?:

In your previous or current jobs or experiences, you have utilized and/or mastered skills that you’ve enjoyed. Consider your involvement in a campus or community organization. Did you enjoy using interpersonal skills, public speaking, organizational skills, or event planning? Using the list below of typical skills used in education, highlight those that apply to you.

  • Instructing/Training  
  • Learning Strategies
  • Speaking
  • Active Listening
  • Adaptable/Flexible
  • Use of technology
  • Critical Thinking
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Time Management
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work
  • Getting Information/Research
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Coaching and Developing Others
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge
  • Documenting/Recording Information
  • Thinking Creatively
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Communication skills
  • Collaboration
  • Patience

Who is in YOUR Network?:

Do you know family or friends who are in a career that you find interesting or exciting? Set up an informal informational interview with him or her and find out about the ins and outs of the job. Is it possible for you to shadow him or her for a day/week? Remember, it’s impossible for someone to help you if you’re not asking for help. 

What are other UGA Education Graduates doing?

Get inspired! Seek out other UGA Education graduates who have made a career move. LinkedIn is a great way to explore additional careers. Join the University of Georgia Alumni Association Group on LinkedIn to connect with members.

Additional Careers:

  • Education Administration
  • Instructional Coordinator
  • Sales Executive
  • Marketing Manager
  • Academic Advisor
  • Corporate Trainer
  • Education Policy Advisor
  • Distance Education & Instructional Designer
  • eLearning Developer
  • Education/Outreach Coordinator
  • Event Planner
  • Educational Research Associate
  • Camp Director

Supplemental Career Research Dashboard

Additional Career Research Resources

O*NET Online – The O*NET database includes information on skills, abilities, knowledge, work activities, and interests associated with over 900 occupations.  

My Next Move – An interactive tool for students and job seekers to learn more about their career options.  

Occupational Outlook Handbook – The OOH is a career resource offering information on the hundreds of occupations that provide most of jobs in the United States.  

Vault – provides in-depth intelligence on what it’s really like to work in an industry, company, or profession – and how to position yourself to land that job.  

Candid Career – This resource provides you with access to thousands of informational video interviews with real professionals through an easy-to-use website.  

UGA Mentor Program – Connect with a mentor (alumni, faculty, staff) to research and explore industries and careers. Research industries and careers by connecting with a mentor for a quick chat or formal 16-week mentorship through the UGA Mentor Program.  

Interstride - Interstride is an interactive tool for both international and domestic students to enhance their international experience and employment potential. The platform consists of job-listings, hiring trends, employer information, self-assessments, and up-to-date immigration guidance. 

Glassdoor - Glassdoor is a free jobs and career community that offers an inside look at jobs and companies through "employee generated content" – anonymous salaries, company reviews, interview questions, and more – all posted by employees and job seekers.  

Steppingblocks - Research your future career with real-world stats about your major, your interests, and your dream job title with career and education searches designed to find your best path based on millions of others. It’s data-powered career exploration for doers like you.

Employment Websites


  • Handshake (scroll down to the bottom of the page; login with your UGA MyID and password)  

  • LinkedIn (this popular networking site also has a job board!) 

  • Idealist (non-profit jobs) 

  • USAJobs (federal jobs) 


Professional Associations/Resources

Tip: Join LinkedIn groups that are related to your career interest. Need help finding groups? Check out the Groups You May Like link under the Interests/Groups tab. Review the groups that professionals in your field of interest have joined and consider joining them as well

Employers/Position Title Reported by Class of 2023 Agricultural Education majors

The information below represents employers and position titles from the Class of 2023 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Employer Position Title(s)
Barrow County School District Agricultural Education Teacher
Georgia FFA Association Leadership Program Specialist
Jackson County School District Agricultural Education Teacher
Newton College and Career Academy English Language Arts Special Education Teacher
Oconee County School District High School Agricultural Education Teacher
Pelham City School District Agricultural Education Teacher & FFA Advisor
University of Georgia Development & Alumni Relations Training and Communication Specialist
Worth County Schools Agricultural Education Teacher
* denotes no responses received.

*Source: Areas above marked with an Asterisk (*) have been created utilizing data taken from the UGA Career Outcomes Survey. The "Employers Hiring...," "Job Titles of...," "Career Outcomes for...," and "Graduate/Professional Schools and Programs..." information listed above represent UGA Class of 2023 Graduates. The lists are not exhaustive and therefore do not represent all potential career options. Click here for more detailed Career Outcomes information regarding this major.

Graduate/Professional Schools attended by Class of 2023 Agricultural Education majors

The information below represents graduate/professional schools and programs reported through the Class of 2023 Career Outcomes Survey. To view historical Career Outcomes for this major, click here and select "Historical Data" from the navigation menu.

Graduate School Program(s)
University of Georgia Unspecified Master's Program
University of Georgia Unspecified Master's Program
* denotes no responses received.