What Can You Do with an Animal Sciences Degree?

Radek, what jobs can you get with an animal sciences degree? I’m wondering, what can I do with an animal sciences degree?

Farm animals are big business, and the industry needs people trained in the sciences of reproduction, nutrition, development, and health of these animals.

Many animal scientists go into research and work hands on with animals, as well as in lab settings. Many work in animal production. Some end up working on animal medicine manufacturing.

Many animal sciences degree graduates find their careers in education: schools, vocational centers, universities, and cooperative extension. Some animal scientists go to work for the government. Some work for consulting services. Others become private consultants. Some even go on to manage and/or own a farm or ranch.

In general, job prospects are great, especially for people willing to live in rural areas, such as agricultural areas in Texas and Wisconsin. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, faster than average growth is expected as new biotechnology is developed. The trend toward sustainable agriculture will also have a positive impact on job availability.

Careers you can get with a degree in animal sciences include:

  • Animal Scientist
  • Breeding Technician
  • Cooperative Extension Worker
  • Farm Manager
  • Food Safety Coordinator
  • Food Technologist
  • Livestock Production Manager
  • Ranch Manager
  • Research Technician
  • Salesperson
  • Teacher
  • Veterinary Technician
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I would like to know what other jobs you can do with an animal science degree besides the ones listed on this website (http://www.onlinecollegereport.com/what-can-you-do-with-an-animal-sciences-degree/) as Im working towards getting a degree in animal science but Im not sure of what job to do in that field. Im looking to have a more hands on with animls and be able to learn from their behavior.
Thanks for your help.

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