Agriculturists are qualified professionals who have expert knowledge about the physiology, production, breeding and management of agricultural plants. They conduct research into the growth of agricultural plants in different soil compositions and explore non-toxic, environmentally friendly ways to control agricultural pests. Part of the job may also involve developing ways to alter soil composition to make it more suitable for different types of plants.
A degree in any agriculture-related science is necessary for anyone who wants to be employed as an agriculturist. Working as an agriculturist often involves spending hours working alone in a lab, testing, analyzing and recording soil samples, conducting experiments and logging down the results and observations. This can be long and tedious work that only someone who is passionate about the field will enjoy.
At the interview for an agriculturist job, your interviewer will ask you questions that are aimed at evaluating your knowledge and interest in this field. They will want to know why you chose to pursue a career as an agriculturist, what triggered your interest in the field and whether or not you can handle working alone for the most part.