Animal Science Careers

Resources by Major

Animal Science Careers

A Wide Appeal 
Two students tending to a calfMore non-farm than farm-raised students are currently enrolled in animal industries programs nationwide. Virtually all jobs in animal production industries in the next century will require a bachelor's level degree. The Animal Science degree embraces that trend through the use of innovative teaching and delivery methods built around a framework of new and traditional animal science coursework.

The average salary range for positions within this major was between $20,583 and $82,040 yearly, depending on experience. For a list of detailed salary trends within this field visit

UMC's Animal Science graduates may pursue, and have obtained, careers in:

  • Agricultural lending
  • Animal health sales/marketing
  • Animal sales, marketing, and research
  • Animal nutrition
  • Artificial insemination
  • Breeder consultation
  • Corporate livestock or dairy operation
  • Dairy/livestock and farm equipment sales
  • Dairy/livestock farm or ranch ownership
  • Dairy inspection
  • Feed production
  • Feedlot environmental systems
  • Reproduction systems production and management
  • Research and lab technician
  • Small animal entrepreneurship
  • Veterinary assistantship
  • Zoos and kennels


Important Links

  • Farm and Ranch Jobs - Job profile system referencing jobs related to Farm Production, Cattle Ranching, Dairy Farming,and more to make life easier for agricultural job seekers.
  • Ag Research Service - The Principle Research Agency of the US Dept. of Agriculture, working with multiple programs that affect Americans on a daily basis
  • Agriseek - Equine and various agri careers
  • Cargill
  • USDA - United States Department of Agriculture
  • Blue Sky Research


<<< Back to Resources by Major