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ADVS Career Opportunities

Animal and Dairy Science Emphasis:

  • Production and management: beef cattle, sheep, horses, swine, dairy cattle, etc.
  • Marketing and sales:
    • Corporate animal agriculture enterprises
    • Feed and milling companies
    • Animal drugs and pharmaceutical companies
    • Ranching and farm equipment
    • Livestock sales (registered and commercial)
  • Field representatives for livestock breed associations (i.e., Angus Association)
  • Artificial insemination and embryo technology services (i.e., ABS) Research technicians at private, state and/or federal research facilities
  • Food processing and marketing of meat and other edible animal products
  • USDA animal food production inspection and grading
  • Feedlot management
  • International animal development programs (United Nations FAO, VOCA, USAID, etc.)
  • Livestock financing, credit and banking (i.e., Farm Credit)
  • Livestock transportation services
  • Livestock order buyer, commission agent, etc.
  • Real estate appraisal and sales for ranch/farm properties.

ADVS Graduate Degrees

  • Research, Teaching and Extension at Land Grant Universities
  • Teaching at Community Colleges
  • Professional Consulting
    • Nutritionist
    • Geneticist
    • Physiologist
    • Behavioralist
    • Animal Species Specialist
  • Private Corporation Research Scientist (i.e., Purina, Pfizer & Co., Upjohn, Loomix Inc., Cargill, etc.)
  • USDA Research Scientist
  • County Agricultural Extension Agent and/or Extension Specialist
  • Manager for a Corporate-owned or syndicated ranching/farming operation for absentee owners
  • Purebred Livestock Association Executive Officer
  • Livestock Production systems Computer Analyst
  • Supervisor or Research Technician for University or USDA Animal Research Station
  • Agricultural Commodities Agent (Futures Market)
  • Agricultural Credit and Finance Management and Executive Banking positions
  • Feedlot nutritionist
  • Companion animal services (product development, manufacturing, marketing, nutrition and health products)
  • School of Veterinary Medicine
    • Animal Research
    • Animal Health and Disease
    • Animal Management
    • Animal Molecular Genetics
    • Animal Nutrition 
  • Reproduction and Development
  • Masters of Business Administration
  • Law School
  • Medical School
*For other career opportunities, visit Career Services.