Career Pathways

Becoming a rural professional in the primary industry is an interesting and rewarding career. Rural professionals provide a valued service to farmers and other clients within the primary industry.

There is a range of career opportunities within the rural professionals including; farm management advisors, rural bankers, farm accountants, fertiliser consultants, rural valuers, industry good representatives and other agribusiness service providers.

By becoming a rural professional, individuals have the opportunity to:

  • Develop close and long standing working relationships with their clients;
  • Develop leading edge skills and expertise in New Zealand's largest industry;
  • Become an important and integral part of the primary industry;
  • Develop exceptional communication and business skills; and
  • Become part of a highly regarded profession.


There is a recognised shortage of rural professionals in New Zealand, particularly in the area of farm management advisors and rural accountants. The primary industry is looking for talented and motivated individuals to become rural professionals to further develop and grow our primary sectors.

If you are passionate about the primary industry and wish to make a positive difference to New Zealand's largest's industry and in the management of our natural resources, becoming a rural professional could be the career you have been searching for.

If you are interested in becoming a rural professional, and are seeking further advice, please email NZIPIM or phone 04 939 9135. For more information on career opportunities within the primary industries please refer to the following links:

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