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Animal Scientists

Conduct research in the genetics, nutrition, reproduction, growth, and development of domestic farm animals.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Study nutritional requirements of animals and nutritive values of animal feed materials.
    • Develop improved practices in feeding, housing, sanitation, or parasite and disease control of animals.
    • Write up or orally communicate research findings to the scientific community, producers, and the public.
    • Study effects of management practices, processing methods, feed, or environmental conditions on quality and quantity of animal products, such as eggs and milk.
    • Conduct research concerning animal nutrition, breeding, or management to improve products or processes.
    • Research and control animal selection and breeding practices to increase production efficiency and improve animal quality.
    • Determine genetic composition of animal populations and heritability of traits, using principles of genetics.

    Skills

    • Science

      Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Reading Comprehension

      Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    5
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    5

    Abilities

    • Inductive Reasoning

      The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Deductive Reasoning

      The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.

    Knowledge

    • Biology

      Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Chemistry

      Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions, danger signs, production techniques, and disposal methods.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 53550/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 25.75/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 100
    • Yearly Projected Openings 10

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Investigative: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Integrity
    • Attention to Detail
    • Analytical Thinking
    • Dependability
    • Initiative
    • Achievement/Effort

    Tools

    • Incubators or brooders for poultry
    • Densitometers
    • Calorimeters
    • Animal weighing scales
    • Animal husbandry equipment

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    • Business intelligence and data analysis software
    • Analytical or scientific software

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