Animal Science

Careers

Positions

Graduates find employment working in:

  • Livestock production
  • Livestock sales and marketing
  • Livestock processing
  • Animal genetics
  • Small and large farm operations

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians $30,800 $47,900 $56,400
Agricultural Inspectors $34,400 $49,800 $57,500
Animal Breeders $24,500 $30,900 $34,100
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers $50,800 $71,800 $82,300
Farmworkers $23,500 $31,400 $35,300

Source: 2018 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

Employers

The following is a partial list of employers who have hired graduates from this program:

Business Location
ADM Alliance Nutrition Quincy, IL
Heartland Co-op West Des Moines, IA
JBS USA Marshalltown, IA
Tyson Foods, Inc. Waterloo, IA
USDA Food Safety Inspection Service

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