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
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
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
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
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
Sources of Occupational Information • Counselors and Career Development Coordinators Mrs. Ayers in Guidance • Agricultural Education Teachers Mrs. Melino • Parents and relatives
Persons working in specific jobs Dictionary ofOccupational Titles Books and pamphlets Internet Work experiences
Educational Requirements • Scientists and Engineers • 2/3 usually require a masters or doctoral college degree
Educational Requirements • About 85% of jobs in agri-marketing, merchandising and sales representatives that require college degrees require a baccalaureate degree
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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These workers do essential research and development that improves thecompetitiveposition of the US in world markets
Animal Scientists Biochemists Entomologists Food Scientists Geneticists Microbiologists Scientists
Engineers • Agricultural Engineers • Environmental Engineers • Food Engineers
Related Specialists • Nutritionists • Veterinarians • Graders and Inspectors
Business Managers Food Service Managers Retail Managers Wholesale Managers Economists Financial Analysts Credit Analysts Managers and Financial Specialists
Marketing, Merchandising, and Sales Representatives • About 1/3 of the projected openings for college graduates with degrees in agriculture are in this area
Marketing Managers Livestock Buyers Market Analysts Food Brokers Grain Merchandisers Sales Representatives Technical Service Representatives
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.
Education,Communication, and Information Specialists • Agricultural Education Teachers • College Faculty
Extension Agents • Public Relations Specialists • Reporters • Editors
Social Services Professionals • Dieticians • Nutrition Counselors • Food Inspectors
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.
Agricultural Production Specialists • Farmers • Ranchers • Professional Farm Managers • Feedlot Managers
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
Some Employers *pharmaceutical companies *animal feed companies *animal shelters *state/federal government *colleges/universities
*laboratories *environmental agencies *nature centers *zoos and aquariums *farms *state/national parks
Veterinary Medicine – A veterinarian's responsibilities include the diagnoses, treatment, and prevention of animal diseases.
A veterinarian may choose many careers upon graduation ranging from private practice to research. • The salary varies from $30,000 for the graduate to $70,000+ for the experienced veterinarian.
Cooperative Extension Agent –U.S. Department of Agriculture.(USDA) An agent's job is to provide new information to growers, consumers, producers, and families.
An extension agent promotes the development of home economics and the involvement of youth in agriculture. 4H
Environmental Consultant –Consultants are needed to advise and educate the public as well as the agriculture industry on environmental concerns.
The duties such as waste management planning, are the greatest concern in the environmental science industry.
Animal Breeder – 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.
Meat Inspector – A meat inspector's duty is to work with the USDA in inspecting poultry, red meat, and fish to insure public health.
The profession strives to improve slaughtering practices and handling of meat, fish, and poultry
Aquarist • 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.
KENNEL WORKERS employed at boarding kennels, 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)
Kennel workers keep the animals healthy and happy by making sure they get the right food and exercise.
KENNEL WORKERS Animal welfare and rescue organizations, the Armed Forces and places that train guide dogs.
Animal Nutritionists formulate diets for domestic, companion, and exhibit animals. They work with mammals, birds, and fish.
The diets they create must be nutritionally sound, good-tasting, and economical for the ages and types of animals that will follow them.
More Animal Science Careers • Animal Scientist • Entomologist • Artificial Inseminator • Farmer • Beekeeper
More careers • Small Animal Veterinarian • Large Animal Veterinarian • Exotic Animal Veterinarian Zoologist • Zoo Keeper • Wildlife Rehabilitation
And more • Animal Behaviorist • Animal Trainer • Dog Trainer • Beekeeper • Herpetologist