Careers in Animal Science

A Bachelor of Science degree in animal science provides the opportunity to attain a career in one of the biggest industries in the world. Graduating students may seek employment in private corporations such as pharmaceutical firms and breeding associations, in the food and feed industries, in academic teaching and research, in governmental and international agencies and in industrial or institutional management.

To research career opportunities for animal science majors visit the American Society for Animal Science.
The list below provides an example of the careers available to students majoring in animal science.

  • Advertising Specialist
  • Animal Sales
  • Artificial Insemination Technician
  • 4-H Agent
  • Breed Analyst
  • Breed Association Sales/Promotion
  • Dairy Farm Manager
  • Equipment Sales Representative
  • Extension Educator
  • Feed Sales/Consultant
  • Food Processing Manager
  • Food/Feed Testing Service
  • Journalist
  • Laboratory Animal Technician/Manager
  • Livestock Herdsman/Manager
  • Marketing Specialist Meat Packing/Processing Specialist
  • Pharmaceutical Sales/Service
  • Public Relations
  • Quality Assurance Specialist
  • Ranch Manager
  • Research Farm Manager
  • Swine Farm Manager
  • Technical Service Representative
  • USDA Meat Inspection/Grading Services
  • Veterinary Technician
  • Zoo Animal Specialist

Careers Available to Postgraduate Animal Science Training (M.S. or Ph.D.).

  • College/University Professor
  • Extension Specialist
  • Food Inspector
  • Industry Manager/Director
  • Laboratory Manager
  • Lawyer
  • Management Consultant
  • Marketing Manager/Director
  • Nutrition Consultant
  • Product Development Scientist
  • Product Regulatory Affairs
  • Production Manager
  • Program Analyst
  • Research Scientist
  • Sales Manger/Director
  • Teacher
  • USDA Scientist

This page was last updated on: December 22, 2015