Animal Scientist

Average Salary
Degree Requirements
Master's Degree

If you are solutions-focused with a passion for animals, a career as an animal scientist could be a great fit for you. They research genetics, nutrition, growth, development and reproduction of domestic livestock and companion animals to better animal quality of life and well-being.

Also known as: Animal Nutrition Consultant, Animal Nutritionist, Beef Cattle Specialist, Dairy Nutrition Consultant, Research Scientist
Active Learning
Active Listening
Complex Problem Solving
Critical Thinking
Decision Making
Learning Strategies
Reading Comprehension
Social Perceptiveness
Systems Analysis
Systems Evaluation
Time Management
Study the effects of management practices and environmental conditions on animal wellbeing
Use principles of genetics to determine the genetic composition of a population
Communicate research findings to the scientific community and public
Advise animal producers or owners about products to enhance the animal’s quality of life
Review and develop new animal management methods
Research influence of management practice, processing procedures and environmental conditions on animal products

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