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ENOLOGIST: A Great Career Which Combines Math, Science & Art

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Ashley, an Enologist at Honig Winery, describes her job running the labs, conducting analysis on the tanks, and keeping track of production in the cellars. Always interested in math & science, she discovered an Intro to Wine-making class in college and loved it!

Degree: Viticulture and Enology
Job Title: Enologist
Employer: Honig Winery

Job Summary: Agricultural and Food Scientist

Job Description

Agricultural and food scientists work to ensure agricultural productivity and food safety. They typically do the following: conduct research and experiments concerning animal nutrition and field crops; develop ways to improve the quantity and quality of field crops and farm animals; create new food products and develop new and better ways to process, package, and deliver them; study the composition of soil as it relates to plant growth; communicate research findings to the scientific community, food producers, and the public.

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$35,000 - $105,000
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0 to 10 percent
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Analytical skills, Problem solving skills, Verbal communication skills, Written communication skills, Detail oriented, Organizational skills
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m='12810'>with</span> <span m='13080'>our</span> <span m='13350'>wines</span> <span m='13975'>and</span> <span m='14690'>taste</span> <span m='15060'>their</span> <span m='15240'>wines</span> <span m='15990'>with</span> <span m='16379'>our</span> <span m='16689'>winemaker</span> <span m='17000'>and assistant</span> <span m='17445'>winemaker.</span> </p><p><span m='18235'>So</span> <span m='18855'>every</span> <span m='19130'>day</span> <span m='19390'>what</span> <span m='19640'>I</span> <span m='19830'>do</span> <span m='19910'>is</span> <span m='21015'>I run</span> <span m='21280'>different</span> <span m='21770'>analysis</span> <span m='22260'>on</span> <span m='22380'>our</span> <span m='22520'>tanks,</span> <span m='23635'>pH's</span> <span m='24693'>and</span> <span m='25500'>acidities</span> <span m='26085'>and</span> <span m='26340'>stuff</span> <span m='26470'>like</span> <span m='26660'>that.</span> <span m='27450'>I</span> <span m='27600'>also</span> <span m='28060'>do</span> <span m='28250'>all of</span> <span m='28700'>our</span> <span m='28820'>data</span> <span m='29210'>entry, so</span> <span m='29700'>tracking</span> <span m='29810'>what</span> <span m='30240'>happens</span> <span m='30390'>in</span> <span m='30810'>our</span> <span m='30940'>cellar.</span> <span m='31544'>So</span> <span m='32009'>every</span> <span m='32150'>day</span> <span m='32360'>I'll</span> <span m='32800'>enter</span> <span m='33180'>work</span> <span m='33370'>orders</span> <span m='33960'>from</span> <span m='34320'>the day</span> <span m='34680'>before</span> <span m='35440'>so that</span> <span m='35800'>we</span> <span m='36030'>can keep</span> <span m='36430'>track of</span> <span m='36640'>everything</span> <span m='36740'>that's</span> <span m='37080'>going</span> <span m='37330'>on.</span> </p><p><span m='38842'>So</span> <span m='39210'>I've</span> <span m='39470'>always</span> <span m='39680'>been</span> <span m='40030'>interested</span> <span m='40495'>in</span> <span m='40770'>math and</span> <span m='41050'>science.</span> <span m='41960'>I</span> <span m='42215'>went</span> <span m='42470'>to</span> <span m='42610'>UC</span> <span m='43060'>Davis</span> <span m='43535'>as</span> <span m='44160'>undeclared</span> <span m='45380'>biological</span> <span m='45710'>sciences</span> <span m='47040'>and</span> <span m='47350'>I</span> <span m='47660'>happened</span> <span m='47820'>to</span> <span m='48230'>take</span> <span m='48410'>an</span> <span m='48820'>introduction</span> <span m='49320'>to</span> <span m='49400'>winemaking</span> <span m='49655'>class</span> <span m='49910'>my</span> <span m='50390'>first</span> <span m='51080'>quarter</span> <span m='51440'>there</span> <span m='51570'>and</span> <span m='51960'>I</span> <span m='52350'>fell</span> <span m='52690'>in</span> <span m='52840'>love</span> <span m='52940'>with</span> <span m='53130'>it.</span> <span m='53310'>I</span> <span m='53640'>was</span> <span m='53740'>kind</span> <span m='54010'>of already</span> <span m='54160'>on</span> <span m='54430'>the</span> <span m='54550'>science</span> <span m='54910'>path,</span> <span m='55260'>taking</span> <span m='55630'>a</span> <span m='55870'>lot of</span> <span m='56080'>the</span> <span m='56410'>necessary</span> <span m='56510'>classes.</span> </p><p><span m='58150'>So</span> <span m='58570'>it</span> <span m='58920'>was</span> <span m='58970'>a natural</span> <span m='59180'>fit</span> <span m='59400'>for</span> <span m='59790'>me.</span> <span m='60235'>It</span> <span m='60530'>lets</span> <span m='60790'>me</span> <span m='61040'>do</span> <span m='61630'>science</span> <span m='62225'>and</span> <span m='62520'>math,</span> <span m='62670'>which I</span> <span m='63150'>really</span> <span m='63280'>enjoy,</span> <span m='63480'>but</span> <span m='63830'>it</span> <span m='64069'>also</span> <span m='64450'>lets me</span> <span m='64620'>have</span> <span m='65392'>a</span> <span m='65780'>more</span> <span m='65970'>artistic</span> <span m='66320'>side</span> <span m='66670'>as</span> <span m='67000'>well</span> <span m='67130'>every</span> <span m='67410'>day,</span> <span m='67800'>which</span> <span m='68190'>is</span> <span m='68390'>a</span> <span m='68510'>nice</span> <span m='68550'>balance.</span> <span m='70216'>I</span> <span m='70570'>actually</span> <span m='71420'>grew</span> <span m='71670'>up</span> <span m='71850'>in</span> <span m='71930'>Southern</span> <span m='72040'>California</span> <span m='72330'>so</span> <span m='72800'>had</span> <span m='72990'>never</span> <span m='73320'>been around</span> <span m='73733'>winemaking,</span> <span m='74146'>but</span> <span m='74560'>it</span> <span m='75050'>ended</span> <span m='75120'>up being the</span> <span m='75530'>perfect</span> <span m='75940'>fit</span> <span m='76300'>for</span> <span m='76420'>me.</span> </p><p><span m='77130'>What</span> <span m='77470'>I wish</span> <span m='77860'>I</span> <span m='77930'>knew</span> <span m='78190'>going</span> <span m='78490'>into</span> <span m='79182'>college</span> <span m='79530'>from</span> <span m='79790'>high</span> <span m='80000'>school</span> <span m='80250'>is</span> <span m='81240'>that</span> <span m='81540'>I</span> <span m='81820'>shouldn't</span> <span m='82100'>be</span> <span m='82400'>afraid</span> <span m='82930'>to</span> <span m='83685'>do</span> <span m='84050'>what</span> <span m='84320'>I</span> <span m='84480'>want</span> <span m='84550'>to</span> <span m='84730'>do</span> <span m='85140'>and</span> <span m='85520'>it's</span> <span m='85886'>OK</span> <span m='86252'>to</span> <span m='86620'>be</span> <span m='86820'>unsure.</span> <span m='87510'>It's</span> <span m='87760'>OK</span> <span m='88150'>to</span> <span m='88170'>think</span> <span m='88810'>I</span> <span m='89400'>really</span> <span m='89740'>like</span> <span m='89980'>science,</span> <span m='90455'>but</span> <span m='90730'>I don't</span> <span m='90880'>know</span> <span m='91090'>where,</span> <span m='91470'>I</span> <span m='91580'>really like</span> <span m='92060'>math,</span> <span m='92430'>but I</span> <span m='92750'>don't know what</span> <span m='92970'>I</span> <span m='93030'>want</span> <span m='93230'>to</span> <span m='93400'>do with</span> <span m='93580'>it</span> <span m='93770'>or</span> <span m='94030'>I</span> <span m='94150'>really</span> <span m='94450'>love</span> <span m='94760'>history</span> <span m='95430'>or</span> <span m='95770'>whatever</span> <span m='96200'>it is,</span> <span m='96555'>that</span> <span m='96910'>it's</span> <span m='97130'>OK</span> <span m='97450'>to</span> <span m='98065'>take</span> <span m='98360'>something</span> <span m='98640'>that's</span> <span m='99000'>kind</span> <span m='99260'>of</span> <span m='99470'>vague</span> <span m='99995'>and</span> <span m='100310'>take your</span> <span m='100740'>time</span> <span 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