Animal Science

Do you love working with animals? Animal science may be a natural fit for you!

Most jobs in this field involve the study and direct care of animals for the purpose of research, veterinary care, or food and materials production. Work on farms, in veterinary clinics, in research labs or even zoos is common for many professionals in the field. Job demand for animal care experts is increasing due to the growing global population and recent advances in genetic engineering, molecular biology, and other biotechnology areas related to animal production, care and use.

There are more than 500 different job classifications for careers in Animal Science. Depending on the major you choose and the field of study you are interested in, careers are available in business, industry, government, research and education. Explore the resources below to learn more about this growing career area!

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Careers in Animal Science

  • Animal Health Product/Feed Sales
  • Animal Scientist
  • Artificial Insemination Breeding Technician
  • Dairy Equipment Specialist
  • Farm/Fishery Manager
  • Fishery Biologist
  • Food/Meat Product Developer
  • Housing & Environmental Quality Specialist
  • Livestock Equipment Sales/Management
  • Livestock Feedlot Operator
  • Livestock Insurance Representative
  • Livestock Procurement
  • Livestock Production Manager
  • Market Forecaster/Reporter
  • Meat Grader
  • Nutritionist
  • Public Relations Specialist
  • Quality Assurance
  • Research and Lab Technician
  • Service Technician

Want to know what knowledge, skills and academic courses are needed for the Animal Science career pathway?

E-learning modules

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  • Aquaculture and Soy Protein

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