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Careers in Animal Science. Objective: 2.01 Remember animal science careers. Scientists, Engineers, and Related . Perform research to improve the competitive position of agriculture in the United States. Animal scientist, biochemist, entomologist, food scientist, geneticist, microbiologist.

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careers in animal science

Careers in Animal Science

Objective: 2.01 Remember animal science careers.

scientists engineers and related
Scientists, Engineers, and Related

Perform research to improve the competitive position of agriculture in the United States.

  • Animal scientist, biochemist, entomologist, food scientist, geneticist, microbiologist.
  • Agricultural engineer ,environmental engineer, food engineer.
  • Nutritionist, veterinarian.
    • These workers do essential research and development that improves the competitive position of the United States in world markets.
ma nagers and financial
Managers and Financial

Use human relation and communication skills to provide guidance within an agriculture business.

  • Business manager, food service manager, retail manager, wholesale manager.
  • Economist, financial analyst, credit analyst.
marketing merchandising and sales representatives
Marketing, Merchandising, and Sales Representatives

Use communication and technology skills to trade agriculture products.

  • Marketing manager, livestock buyer, market analyst.
  • Food broker, grain merchandiser.
  • Sales representative, technical service representative.
    • About one-third of the projected openings for college graduates with degrees in agriculture are in this category.
education communication and information
Education, Communication, and Information

Use communication skills to share information about agriculture.

  • Agriculture education teacher, college faculty member, extension agent.
  • Public relations specialist, reporter, editor.
social services professionals
Social Services Professionals

Use communication skills and technical expertise to provide information about agriculture.

  • Dietician, nutrition counselor.
  • Food inspector.
agricultural production
Agricultural Production

Use technical skills to produce agriculture products.

  • Farmer, ranchers.
  • Professional farm manager, feedlot manager.
self analysis
  • Ability- capacity to perform.
  • Talent- natural aptitude to do a job.
  • Physical make-up- strength, stamina, health.
  • Previous experience- work done in the past.
  • Interests- things that hold one’s attention.
self analysis cont
Self-Analysis cont.
  • Educational aspirations- how much education a person wants and can obtain.
  • Attitude and values- how a person sees himself or herself.
  • Flexibility- willing to change.
  • Personality- how others see a person’s traits.
study an occupation
Study an Occupation
  • Nature of the work- hours, location, conditions, skills, etc.
  • Educational requirements- amount, licenses, special training.
  • Demand, pay, benefits, opportunity for promotion, job security.
  • The best way to learn more about an occupation is work experience.
make a decision
Make a Decision
  • Match oneself with the best occupation for the person.
  • Have second choice.
  • Leave opportunities to change plans in the future.
occupational information
Occupational Information
  • Counselors and career development coordinators.
  • Agriculture education teachers.
  • Parents and relatives.
  • Persons working in specific jobs.
occupational information14
Occupational Information
  • Dictionary of Occupational titles- provides descriptions of more than 20,000 jobs in the United States.
  • Books and pamphlets.
  • Internet sites.
  • Work experiences.
educational requirements
Educational Requirements
  • Scientists and engineers usually require masters or doctoral college degrees.
  • About 85% of the jobs in agricultural marketing, merchandising and sales representatives that require college degrees require baccalaureate degrees.
  • Most jobs that have “laborer, helper, aide, attendant or worker” in the title require high school diplomas.