CAREER and EMPLOYMENT OUTLOOK
- Animal Science is a diverse discipline which prepares students for careers ranging from companion animal care to livestock production and the many related service provider and end product industries. Typical careers employ the application of principles related to: Animal diets and feeding, breeding, genetics, reproduction, training, behavior, production, plus sales and showing.
- Entry-level salaries after completion of a four-year degree generally range from $30,000 to $45,000, with plenty of opportunity for advancement.
- Some career options include food safety, market animal production, animal genetics, as well as sales, commodity marketing, animal agriculture technology and livestock manure/fertility management.
- Graduates also may enter areas of work in teaching, banking, business records and analysis.