Extension Agent

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An extension agent is a university employee who develops and delivers educational programs to assist people in economic and community development, leadership, family issues, agriculture and environment. Extension agents generally also participate in youth education and 4-H.

TRAINING/EDUCATION NEEDED

The minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree. Some employers may prefer a Master's degree.

WHERE TO STUDY

For 2- and 4-year college and university programs across the country, visit our Where to Study page.

SALARY EXPECTATIONS

In December 2018, the median yearly salary for an extension agent was $45,689, according to PayScale.com. For more information, visit the Balance Career's Extension Agent Profile.

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS AND ASSOCIATIONS

VIDEOS AND TESTIMONIALS

Learn from multiple extension agents of the Kansas University Research and Extension.