Animal Science



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
Farmworkers $21,400 $27,600 $30,600
Animal Breeders $23,400 $32,700 $37,400
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians $23,500 $34,900 $40,600
Agricultural Inspectors $31,500 $47,000 $54,800
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers $51,600 $77,100 $89,800

Source: 2016 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development


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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