Science and Technology
- Product and process development
- Genetics and animal breeding
- Animal nutrition/health/disease control
- Animal behavior, training, and caretaking
- Government and corporate laboratories
- Colleges and universities
- Livestock producers
- Wildlife sanctuaries
Information & Strategies
- Advanced degrees are often required in these positions.
- Earn post-graduate certification through the Animal Certification Technician Board.
- Gain extensive laboratory and research experience by working in faculty laboratories through special problems courses, as a student employee, or through other departmental programs.
- Supplement curriculum with additional science courses in relevant areas (e.g. genetics, animal behavior, microbiology)
- Develop physical stamina, outdoor skills, and comfort being in close proximity with large and small animals.
- Become familiar with federal job application procedure for government work.
- Gain work experience in area of interest through internships, co-ops, or summer or part-time work