The University of Arizona

Career Options

Students earning a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Animal Science are qualified for a wide variety of challenging careers. In fact, there are over 500 different job classifications for Animal Science graduates. As you examine the following list, notice the type and diversity of careers. And remember that this list represents just a few career opportunities available to Animal Science graduates.

Livestock Production

  • Beef cattle
  • Cow/calf operations
  • Stocker or grower programs
  • Feedlot
  • Dairy
  • Milk production
  • Swine
  • Farrowing operations
  • Grower/finisher operations
  • Farrow to finish
  • Sheep
  • Ewe flocks
  • Wheat pasture growing/finishing programs
  • Poultry
  • Broiler production
  • Egg production
  • Horses
  • Mare Breeding Farm
  • Training facility

Veterinary Medicine

  • Practice
  • Research
  • Product development
  • Teaching
  • Inspection

Technology development and application (Biotechnology)

  • Laboratory technical support
  • Animal caretakers
  • Research scientists
  • Genetics and Animal Breeding
  • Population genetics
  • Molecular genetics
  • Genetic engineering
  • Reproductive management
  • Endocrinology
  • Cloning
  • Embryo technology
  • Nutrition
  • Feeding programs
  • Nutrition/reproduction interactions
  • Nutrition/health/immunity interactions
  • Food Science
  • Product development
  • Food processing
  • Fermentation
  • Environmental Physiology
  • Nutritional Physiology

Livestock Feeds

  • Production
  • Sales
  • Distribution

Meat or Dairy Foods

  • Production
  • Product development
  • Quality control
  • Distribution and marketing
  • Livestock Promotion and marketing
  • Breed organizations
  • Livestock publications
  • Livestock sales
  • Market reporting

Sales

  • Feed
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Agricultural chemicals
  • Livestock supplies

Equine Industry

  • Equine training and management
  • Breeding technology
  • Muscle biology
  • Sales of Equine supplies

Racing Industry

  • Race Track Management
  • Business/Financial Management
  • Horse Training
  • Race Track Announcing
  • Racing Steward
  • Marketing & Promotions

Management

  • Livestock production enterprises
  • Sales/marketing companies
  • Food production/distribution

Financial Institutions

  • Banks
  • Lending Agencies

Service Organizations

  • Extension
  • Agriculture agents
  • 4-H agents
  • Teaching (high school, junior college or university)
  • Feed/slaughter inspection
  • Private consulting

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