CAREER

Animal Scientists

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$63,490

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+5.5% (as fast as the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Bachelor's degree

Career

What Animal Scientists Do

Conduct research in the genetics, nutrition, reproduction, growth, and development of domestic farm animals.

Other Job Titles Animal Scientists May Have

Animal Nutrition Consultant, Animal Nutritionist, Animal Scientist, Beef Cattle Specialist, Dairy Nutrition Consultant, Research Scientist

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • Study nutritional requirements of animals and nutritive values of animal feed materials.
  • Advise producers about improved products and techniques that could enhance their animal production efforts.
  • Develop improved practices in feeding, housing, sanitation, or parasite and disease control of animals.
  • Write up or orally communicate research findings to the scientific community, producers, and the public.
  • Study effects of management practices, processing methods, feed, or environmental conditions on quality and quantity of animal products, such as eggs and milk.

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