Animal Science



Graduates find employment working in:

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


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

Example Careers and Average Wages

Entry Average Experienced
Agricultural and Food Science Technicians $31,900 $46,000 $53,000
Agricultural Inspectors $41,100 $52,500 $58,200
Animal Breeders $24,800 $34,700 $39,600
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers $62,200 $90,300 $104,400
Farmworkers $22,400 $33,000 $38,400

Source: 2020 Iowa Wage Report, Iowa Workforce Development

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