Career possibilities

Join a fast-growing industry

Australia has a critical shortage of agricultural scientists. The nation currently trains 300 agriculture students each year to meet an annual demand of over 4000 jobs! La Trobe is dedicated to producing highly-skilled agricultural scientists to meet the demands of this increasingly complex industry.

Our graduates will find work in rural and city settings – both in Australia and overseas – in areas including:

  • agribusiness
  • agronomy
  • biotechnology
  • conservation
  • environmental protection
  • resource management
  • research.

Our graduates can also take their expertise offshore and work to improve food production and self-sufficiency in developing countries.

Visit the Career Harvest website for more information about careers in agriculture and agribusiness.

Career opportunities in Animal and Veterinary Biosciences

Our graduates have been employed by the Department of Jobs, Skills, Industry and Regions (DJSIR), the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF), and animal welfare organisations such as the RSPCA, taking up advisory and regulatory roles. You may also find opportunities in:

  • veterinary and animal research labs
  • animal health and nutrition industries
  • veterinary manufacturing companies
  • zoos and national parks
  • management of domestic and wild captive animals.

Visit the Career Harvest website for more information about careers in animal science industries