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Careers. Get into groups of 2-3 and make a list of 10 things you would consider and base your decision on before choosing a career choice/major degree to study in college….Include why you feel they are important….10 minutes. Three Steps in Choosing an Occupation. p. 25. 1. Self-Analysis.

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Get into groups of 2-3 and make a list of 10 things you would consider and base your decision on before choosing a career choice/major degree to study in college….Include why you feel they are important….10 minutes



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1. Self-Analysis

  • Ability- Capacity to Perform

  • Talent- Natural aptitude to do a job

  • Physical Make Up- Strength, Stamina, Health

  • Previous Work Experience

  • Interests- Things that hold one’s attention


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Educational Aspirations - How much education a person wants and can obtain

Attitude and Values- How a person sees himself/herself

Flexibility- Willing to change

Personality- How other’s sees a person’s traits


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2. Studying an Occupation

  • Get Information on…

    • Nature of Work: Hours, location, conditions, etc.

    • Educational Requirements: Amount, licenses, special training

    • Demand, pay, benefits, opportunity for promotion, job security



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3. Make a Decision

  • Match oneself with the best occupation for the person

  • Have a second choice

  • Leave opportunities to change plans in the future


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Sources of Occupational Information

  • Counselors and Career Development Coordinators  Mrs. Ayers in Guidance

  • Agricultural Education Teachers Mrs. Melino

  • Parents and relatives


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Persons working in specific jobs

Dictionary ofOccupational Titles

Books and pamphlets

Internet

Work experiences


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Now let’s talk about specific careers


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Educational Requirements

  • Scientists and Engineers

    • 2/3 usually require a masters or doctoral college degree


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Educational Requirements

  • About 85% of jobs in agri-marketing, merchandising and sales representatives that require college degrees require a baccalaureate degree


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Educational Requirements

  • From the Dictionary of Occupational Titles:

    • Most jobs that have “laborer, helper, aid, attendant, or worker” in the title require high school diplomas


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p. 26

Animal Industry Careers and Employment Opportunities



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These workers do essential research and development that improves thecompetitiveposition of the US in world markets


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Animal Scientists

Biochemists

Entomologists

Food Scientists

Geneticists

Microbiologists

Scientists


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Engineers

  • Agricultural Engineers

  • Environmental Engineers

  • Food Engineers


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Related Specialists

  • Nutritionists

  • Veterinarians

  • Graders and Inspectors


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Business Managers

Food Service Managers

Retail Managers

Wholesale Managers

Economists

Financial Analysts

Credit Analysts

Managers and Financial Specialists


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Marketing, Merchandising, and Sales Representatives

  • About 1/3 of the projected openings for college graduates with degrees in agriculture are in this area


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Marketing Managers

Livestock Buyers

Market Analysts

Food Brokers

Grain Merchandisers

Sales Representatives

Technical Service Representatives


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Marketing Merchandising & Sales

  • Livestock Buyer

    • work to get the best quality stock at the most competitive price for their clients.

    • Must have knowledge of breeds

    • Have the knowledge to grade and purchase quality livestock products. People working for large meat companies also employ them to select premium animals for processing.


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Education,Communication, and Information Specialists

  • Agricultural Education Teachers

  • College Faculty


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Social Services Professionals

  • Dieticians

  • Nutrition Counselors

  • Food Inspectors


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Social Services Professionals

  • Food Inspector

    • Agricultural inspectors make sure that businesses comply with federal and state laws and regulations that govern the health, quality, and safety of meat, poultry, egg products, fruit, and vegetables.

    • They also inspect food- and meat-processing plants to ensure that the facilities meet quality standards.

    • They strive to protect public health and well-being by protecting the public from foodborne illness.


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Agricultural Production Specialists

  • Farmers

  • Ranchers

  • Professional Farm Managers

  • Feedlot Managers


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Agricultural Specialist Category

  • Farm Manager

    • Direct and coordinate activities of workers engaged in agricultural production

      • The responsibilities of a farm manager include:

        • Plan the work schedules

        • When to plant & sell crops

        • What livestock to buy & sell


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Some Employers *pharmaceutical companies

*animal feed companies *animal shelters *state/federal government *colleges/universities


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*laboratories *environmental agencies *nature centers *zoos and aquariums *farms *state/national parks


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Veterinary Medicine – A veterinarian's responsibilities include the diagnoses, treatment, and prevention of animal diseases.


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Cooperative Extension Agent ranging from private practice to research. –U.S. Department of Agriculture.(USDA) An agent's job is to provide new information to growers, consumers, producers, and families.


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An extension agent promotes the development of home economics and the involvement of youth in agriculture. 4H


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Environmental Consultant development of home economics and the involvement of youth in agriculture. 4H–Consultants are needed to advise and educate the public as well as the agriculture industry on environmental concerns.


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The duties such as waste management planning, are the greatest concern in the environmental science industry.


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Animal Breeder greatest concern in the environmental science industry. – The professional animal breeder strives to promote genetic excellence within a herd. A breeder is responsible for caring for the animal from breeding through birth.


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Meat Inspector greatest concern in the environmental science industry. – A meat inspector's duty is to work with the USDA in inspecting poultry, red meat, and fish to insure public health.



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  • Aquarist handling of meat, fish, and poultry

  • An aquarist has the fascinating job of getting up close and personal with a bunch of cool creatures.

  • He or she is in charge of feeding, treating diseases and observing the behavior of animals in any given aquarium exhibit.


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KENNEL WORKERS employed at boarding kennels handling of meat, fish, and poultry, which look after dogs while their owners are on holiday. There aref other types of kennels too: breeding kennels (which often have just one or two special breeds)


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Kennel workers keep the animals healthy and happy by making sure they get the right food and exercise.


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KENNEL WORKERS sure they get the right food and exercise.

Animal welfare and rescue organizations, the Armed Forces and places that train guide dogs.


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Animal Nutritionists sure they get the right food and exercise.

formulate diets for domestic, companion, and exhibit animals. They work with mammals, birds, and fish.


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The diets they create must be nutritionally sound, good-tasting, and economical for the ages and types of animals that will follow them.


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More Animal Science Careers good-tasting, and economical for the ages and types of animals that will follow them.

  • Animal Scientist

  • Entomologist

  • Artificial Inseminator

  • Farmer

  • Beekeeper


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More careers good-tasting, and economical for the ages and types of animals that will follow them.

  • Small Animal Veterinarian

  • Large Animal Veterinarian

  • Exotic Animal Veterinarian Zoologist

  • Zoo Keeper

  • Wildlife Rehabilitation


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And more good-tasting, and economical for the ages and types of animals that will follow them.

  • Animal Behaviorist

  • Animal Trainer

  • Dog Trainer

  • Beekeeper

  • Herpetologist


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more good-tasting, and economical for the ages and types of animals that will follow them.

  • Marine Biologist

  • Dog Groomer

  • Fish and Game Warden

  • Guide Dog Instructor

  • Horse Trainer


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And more… good-tasting, and economical for the ages and types of animals that will follow them.

  • Horse Racing Jockey

  • Laboratory Animal Science Career

  • Livestock Buyer

  • Cattle Breeder

  • Marine Mammal Care & Training


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more good-tasting, and economical for the ages and types of animals that will follow them.

  • Pet Shop Operator

  • Primatologist

  • Farrier

  • Agricultural Education Teacher (Mrs. Melino)

  • Shearer


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More… good-tasting, and economical for the ages and types of animals that will follow them.

  • Agricultural Extension Agent

  • Meat Inspector

  • Animal Shelter Operator

  • Animal Control Officer

  • Veterinary Technician

  • Wildlife Biologist


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Careers and Finance good-tasting, and economical for the ages and types of animals that will follow them.


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Major: what degree do you want to pursue? good-tasting, and economical for the ages and types of animals that will follow them.

Agriculture


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Agriculture Education good-tasting, and economical for the ages and types of animals that will follow them.

Animal Science

Crop Science

Entomology

Genetics

Horticulture

Microbiology

Biochemistry

Zoology

Biological & Agricultural Engineering

Plant Biology

Poultry Science

Soil Science

Sociology & Anthropology

Food Science

Agriculture Degrees


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NC State good-tasting, and economical for the ages and types of animals that will follow them.

NC A&T

Penn State

UCONN

Texas A&M

University of Hawaii

University of Denver (CO)

Tennessee State University

University of New Hampshire

Ohio State

Cornell University (NY)

Clemson

University of Delaware

University of Kentucky

Virginia Tech

University of Maryland

Rutgers (NJ)

Purdue (IN)

University of Florida

plus many more…

A degree in Animal Science


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Some good places to start good-tasting, and economical for the ages and types of animals that will follow them.

  • www.collegeboard.com

    • http://collegesearch.collegeboard.com/search/index.jsp

    • http://www.collegeboard.com/csearch/majors_careers/profiles/majors/01.0901.html


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$ Money $ good-tasting, and economical for the ages and types of animals that will follow them.

How are you going to pay for college?

  • Student Loans

  • Scholarships (based on grades & experience)

  • Work while in school

    Tuition:

    Average private four-year college: $25,143

    Average public four-year college: $6,585


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The Payoff good-tasting, and economical for the ages and types of animals that will follow them.

  • Those with a bachelor's degree earn over 60 percent more than those with only a high school diploma? Over a lifetime, the gap in earning potential between a high school diploma and a B.A. is more than $800,000.

  • In other words, whatever sacrifices you make for your college education in the short term are more than repaid in the long term.


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Colleges good-tasting, and economical for the ages and types of animals that will follow them.

  • Avg. High school GPA admitted: 4.05

  • 28% will graduate in four years!

  • NCSU Vet School

    • 144 students accepted each year

    • 24 are out of state

    • Very Competitive


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Assignment good-tasting, and economical for the ages and types of animals that will follow them.

  • Research an Animal Science Career

    • Write a 1 page profile about the career based on research. Things to include are:

      • CAREER DESCRIPTION

      • Education & Experience required

      • Expected Salary

      • Skills needed

      • Work environment

      • Advantages of the career

      • Disadvantages of the career


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