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Fields of Study: Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Veterinary
by StudyMalaysia.com on March 17, 2017
What’s It About ?
This field is all about the study of agriculture, forestry and fisheries. It involves the study of the theory and practice of growing, gathering, reproducing and caring for plants and animals as well as breeding and processing of fish and other edible aquatic resources. It also involves learning how to protect the environment and resource economics.
In addition, this field of study develops an understanding of animal genetics and reproductive techniques; and the theory and practice of farming, sustainable forest management, fisheries management, and the care of animals.
- Animal Breeders
- Animal Geneticists
- Animal Husbandry
- Animal Nutritionists
- Animal Trainers
- Aquacultural Managers
- Buyers and Purchasing Agents
- Conservation Managers
- Environmental Compliance
- Environmental Consultants
- Environmental Engineers
- Farm Equipment Mechanics and Technicians
- Farm Management Advisors
- Farm Managers
- Floral Designers
- Food Science Technicians
- Food Scientists and Technologists
- Forest Geneticists
- Geological and Petroleum Technicians
- Geological Sample Test Technicians
- Geophysical Data Technicians
- Government Agency Employees
- Livestock Production Managers
- Mobile Heavy Equipment Mechanics
- Nursery and Greenhouse Managers
- Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
- Park Naturalists
- Pest Control Specialists
- Recycling Coordinators
- Refrigeration Mechanics and Installers
- Retail Salespersons
- Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
- Soil and Plant Scientists
- Soil and Water Conservationists
- Soil Scientists
- Supervisors of Agricultural Crop and Horticultural Workers
- Supervisors of Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Workers
- Supervisors of Aquacultural Workers
- Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers
- Supervisors of Landscaping, Lawn Service, and Groundskeeping Workers
- Supervisors of Logging Workers
- Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers
- Veterinary Technologists and Technicians
- Water and Wastewater Treatment Plant and System Operators
- Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
Courses Offered In This Field
Technical and vocational education under the Ministry of Education begins at the primary school level. At the primary level, students are introduced to the study of pre-vocational subjects that cover various aspects of manipulative skills. As the students progress into the lower secondary level, pre-vocational education is continued through a Living Skills subject, which provides students further exposure to various areas of simple vocational skills. Click here to find out more.
Career Options in Agriculture, Forestry, Fisheries and Veterinary
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Source: Education Guide Malaysia 14th Ed.