Agricultural research scientists conduct research to develop new or improved methods of planting, harvesting and cultivating crops or better ways of housing, feeding, managing and caring for livestock. May be involved in more complex interdisciplinary studies such as genetic engineering and the molecular biology of crops and livestock.
There is no formal upper age limit for entry into this profession. You may be able to enter relevant training through universities or colleges that relax normal academic entrance requirements for suitable mature applicants. Most academic institutions define people aged 23 years or over as mature candidates.
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