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!

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

Animal science resources at GNG


Animal nutrition

Hattie Hartschuh, an animal nutritionist at Kalmbach Feed talks about the many careers related to animal nutrition.

Global aquaculture

Have you considered a career in aquaculture? Watch and learn more about this fast-growing, global career.
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Heather Bryan

Former Environmental Science Teacher and Education Consultant at Education Projects & Partnerships
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Here, fishy fishy: aquaculture systems

5 lessons, 9 files
How does soymeal feed compare to fishmeal feed when raising Tilapia in an aquaculture system? Take on multiple roles within an aquaculture farm including set-up and maintenance of tanks, test water quality, investigate possible feed sources and monitor fish health and growth.

Soy McCoy coloring book

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What is a soybean? What value does it have? For younger students, a coloring book that introduces soybeans: the history and the uses in animal agriculture, bioproducts and the local grocery store. This is perfect for ag days, camps or after …
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Steven Hart

Vice President of Market Development at Global Aquaculture Alliance
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