Farm satisfaction

7 December 2001

Farm satisfaction

PEOPLE who study agriculture may end up working in an industry with its problems but they have better job satisfaction than many other workers, claims new research.

Economic researchers at the University of Warwick questioned 15,000 people who graduated between the middle of the 1980s and the early 1990s.

Graduates who studied agriculture or medicine reported the highest job satisfaction. &#42


"We think that those who studied agricultural science were the happiest because they can go into a wide variety of jobs – from working the land to the vast range of agricultural support services of the food industry," said researcher Reamonn Lydon.

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