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Animal Science Careers

10 Animal Science Career Summarizations
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Mikayla Edwards

on 27 April 2011

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degree, or Bachelors degree Up 7% a year. Varies depending on animals bred Varies depending on animals bred and systems used. Usually don't breed anything in winter. Operate campgrounds, including such tasks as assigning sites, replenishing firewood, performing safety inspections, providing information to visitors, and leading guided tours. 15.35 hourly $28.92 an hour 8-4 year round Bachelors degree 8-5 year round. Sometimes out of hours Care for sick and injured animals 33% Over 10 years Small animals, exclusively $64,744
Large animals, exclusively 62,424
Small animals, predominantly 61,753
Mixed animals 58,522
Large animals, predominantly 57,745
Equine (horses) 41,636
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree and a State license. Herpetologists research amphibians and reptiles. The research may be ecological (how animals live), systematic (how animals are related), morphological (animal structure), behavioral (what animals do), physiological (how the body functions). $17,000 to $35,000 Bachelor's degree in biology. Animal Care Specialists supervise or provides the care, management, treatment, and sanitary conditions for animals, with a primary responsibility of prevention and control of diseases transmitted from animal to man and comprehensive care for government owned animals. Provide routine daily care for animals in veterinary treatment or research and development facilities. Obtain medical history from owners and/or handlers and measures and records animal vital signs. Perform physical examinations to detect obvious abnormalities and reports findings to veterinarian. Position and restrain animals for examination and treatment. Calculate doses and administers oral and topical medications as directed by the veterinarian. Maintain sanitary conditions for all components of the veterinary treatment facilities to include operating room and equipment. Assist veterinarian in surgical procedures and perform euthanasia when instructed by veterinarian. Clean, debride, and suture superficial wounds. Collect, preserve, and prepare blood, urine, feces, skin scraping, and post mortem specimens for shipment and evaluation. Perform routine diagnostic laboratory tests such as fecal smears, urinalysis, blood counts, and chemistries, records laboratory test result. Nine weeks training where you will learn patient care techniques, emergency medical techniques, methods of sterilizing surgical equipment, plaster-casting techniques Study animals in their natural habitats, assessing effects of environment and industry on animals, interpreting findings and recommending alternative operating conditions for industry, inventory or estimate plant and wildlife populations, organize and conduct experimental studies with live animals in controlled or natural surroundings, make recommendations on management systems and planning for wildlife populations and habitat, consulting with stakeholders and the public at large to explore options, disseminate information by writing reports and scientific papers or journal articles, and by making presentations and giving talks for schools, clubs, interest groups and park interpretive programs, study characteristics of animals such as origin, interrelationships, classification, life histories and diseases, development, genetics, and distribution, inform and respond to public regarding wildlife and conservation issues, such as plant identification, hunting ordinances, and nuisance wildlife. $27.16 hourly
$56,500 annual 8-5 year round 7% - 13% over 10 years Bachelor's or Master's degree in biology Animal technicians feed and exercise animals daily, clean out cages and control the lighting and heating in the laboratories, carry out regular health checks on the animals, such as taking weight and measurements, and make sure they eat, drink and behave as normal, work with rats, mice, guinea pigs or rabbits, but sometimes with other animals (83% of laboratory animals are rats and mice), order and store supplies, calibrate (check the accuracy of), clean, sterilise and repair scientific apparatus and operate it as required, do routine parts of experiments, perhaps give injections and anaesthetics, take blood or tissue samples, help at operations and stitch wounds, analyze blood, faeces (waste matter) or urine, record how animals reacted to experiments, ease the animal’s pain or distress and sometimes destroy them humanely and prepare them for dissection, help with scientific and medical research and keep accurate records. Animal technicians normally work shifts covering evenings, weekends and public holidays.
Work is mostly indoors, in a laboratory. Bachelor's degree $24,000 - $55,000 yearly
depending on level of training 7.4% Animal trainers evaluate animals to determine ability and aptitude for training, train animals to obey commands, compete in shows, or to perform tricks, train dogs to guard property, locate missing persons, or detect drugs. 1-12 months of
on-the-job training 8-5 year round $26,930 yearly Fisherman put out nets to catch fish, use gear such as winches to bring the full nets back on board, sort and gutting fish, storing them in ice and unloading them at the end of the trip, mend and maintain nets and other fishing gear, keep watch on deck and steer the boat, clean the boat and wash the deck, cook for the crew or even helping out in the engine room, use radio transmitters and navigation equipment, follow health and safety rules for work at sea. Highschool diploma but that
isn't always required either. They get paid minimum
wage Declining Can work all year long but mostly in summer "AquaFacts." Vanaqua.org | Vancouver Aquarium. Web. 23 Apr. 2011. <http://www.vanaqua.org/education/aquafacts/marinemammaltrainer.html> 21% over 10 years "Animal Breeders." ISEEK | Minnesota's Career, Education, and Job Resource. Web. 23 Apr. 2011. <http://www.iseek.org/careers/careerDetail?oc=100237>. "Student Aid on the Web." Federal Student Aid. Web. 23 Apr. 2011. <https://studentaid2.ed.gov/career/careerdetail/career45-2021.00.html>. 2% over 10 years "National Park Service: Employment Information." U.S. National Park Service - Experience Your America. Web. 23 Apr. 2011. <http://www.nps.gov/personnel/rangers.htm>. "Veterinarians." U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Web. 23 Apr. 2011. <http://www.bls.gov/oco/ocos076.htm>. "Careers in Herpetology | ASIH - American Society of Ichthyology and Herpetology." American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists. Web. 23 Apr. 2011. <http://www.asih.org/herpjobs>. 21% over 10 years 8-5 year round "Animal Trainers." ISEEK | Minnesota's Career, Education, and Job Resource. Web. 23 Apr. 2011. <http://www.iseek.org/careers/careers/careerDetail?oc=100236> "39-2011.00 - Animal Trainers." O*NET OnLine. Web. 27 Apr. 2011.
<http://www.onetonline.ort/link/summary/39-2011.00 20%-30% over 10 years Byers, Michael. "PlanIT Plus - Scotland's Favourite for Careers and LifeLong Learning." PlanIT Plus for Careers, Learning, and Schools in Scotland. Web. 23 Apr. 2011. <http://www.planitplus.net/careerzone/areas/default.aspx?PID=nf>. "Animal Care Specialist | GoArmy.com." Go Army Homepage | GoArmy.com. Web. 23 Apr. 2011. <http://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/browse-career-and-job-categories/medical-and-emergency/animal-care-specialist.html>. Stable $20,189 yearly As needed, on-call 24/7 Byers, Michael. "PlanIT Plus - Scotland's Favourite for Careers and LifeLong Learning." PlanIT Plus for Careers, Learning, and Schools in Scotland. Web. 23 Apr. 2011. <http://www.planitplus.net/careerzone/areas/default.aspx?PID=nf>. "19-1023.00 - Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists." O*NET OnLine. Web. 23 Apr. 2011. <http://www.onetonline.org/link/details/19-1023.00>.
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