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Livestock Management Careers and Jobs

Select, Find and Prepare for Livestock Management Careers and Jobs - all on one page


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This page will take you through 4 steps to (1) Select from Livestock Management careers/jobs, (2) Find Livestock Management job listings, (3) Prepare for Livestock Management careers, and (4) Provide Livestock Management career-specific resources.

Step 1: Select a Career/Job: This page starts with 4 ways for you to identify and select from listings of Livestock Management careers/jobs:
A) Fastest Growing Livestock Management Careers - 2020 to 2030 (est.)
These listings are based on job growth estimates and helps you to identify the fastest growing and evolving Livestock Management careers. Some careers may not initially seem related to Livestock Management, so relevant Livestock Management jobs are listed alongside each listing. This can also help us to identify which careers (bottom of the listing) may have negative growth - perhaps due to automation or planned obsolescence.
B) Median Annual Salary U.S. Livestock Management Careers
These listings are sorted (descending) by median annual salary in the U.S. This may help us to identify our ideal career. We may not qualify at this time for the desired career, but this listing and the results provided can help us to explore job details, as well as learn how to appropriately prepare for the career.
C) Livestock Management Career Ladders (Educational Requirements)
These listings will help us to identify Livestock Management careers sorted by educational requirements (with the most difficult to obtain listed first). This may help us to identify career ladders (as we scroll down the list), and help us to get jobs that we qualify for now.
D) Select From a Listing of 35 Livestock Management Jobs.
The list may be quite long. There are two ways you might like to use this list:
1) Filter - As you enter a word, you will filter (limit) the list of jobs
2) Browse the list (Don't Filter) - You can simply explore the list of jobs. There may be many that you might never have considered to be of interest.
Once you have identified an job of interest, simply click on it.

Step 2: Find a Job: After you have selected a career/job above, you will see current jobs listings. You can change the location, distance from location and recency as desired. Each of the listings will link to a current job opening.

Job listings (based on your criteria) can be sent daily to your inbox, so you always have access to the latest opportunities. Complete the short form to start - you can opt out anytime.

Step 3: Prepare For a Career: In this section you will gain access to detailed information to help you prepare for the chosen career. Information may include (not every career choice includes all of the elements below - updates occur quarterly):
Core and Supplemental Duties: Lists the worker-related tasks performed
General and Specific Work Activities: Summarizes the broad and more specific types of behaviors related to the career
Knowledge Required: Provides the requirements regarding the acquisition of facts and principles
Skills Required: Provides basic skills and cross-functional skills needed
Preparation Required: Provides a summary of the required experience and education
Educational Requirements: Detailed breakdown of the education required
Work Experience Required: Detailed breakdown of the prior work experience required
Local Salary Information: Provides national and local salary ranges
Certifications: Provides appropriate government and private-sector certifications and/or credentials that may be required
Professional Associations: Provides professional associations that are related to the career selected
Job Listings: Provides links to active current job listings for the selected career, along with multiple similar job titles to explore. All details appear on this page
Career Start: Provides up to 10 careers requiring similar capabilities and interests (for starting a similar career)
Career Change: Provides up to 10 careers requiring similar skills and experience (for changing a career).

** If you clicked on a link from section D (as described in Step 1 above), you will see one or more links to an occupation that is usually a bit more general than your initial job selection - the link(s) is directly related to the specific job you identified through your prior selections.
*NOTE: It is possible that there may not be a career path identified for the specific job you selected in Step 1. If this is the case, scroll up the page and click on a different career/job.

Step 4: Career-Specific Resources (detailed and constantly updated): Continue to scroll down the page and you will find tabs that provide detailed (updated) links specific to the career you selected. This information includes:
Videos: Provides a listing of video links related to this career. A great way to get a quick overview of the occupation.
Resumes: Sources for resume materials and techniques. This can help to get you started.
Job Description: Sources that provide job descriptions, which are vital to resume and interview preparation.
Interviews: Provides links that can help you to prepare for and successfully complete the job interview. Can also assist with coffee chats.
Step by Step: Provides links to resources that can help to organize the career search process.
LinkedIn: One of the best professional social media sites that provides links, opportunities, and networking specifically for careers and career development.

Step 1 of 4: Select a Career/Job

13 Livestock Management careers are listed below (sorted by Percentage Change in Total Job Openings - 2020 to 2030 est.). Livestock Management-related jobs specific to each career are also provided. This shows which careers are emerging and growing the fastest. Please Scroll and Select below:

Occupations U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030 (% change) Livestock Management-Related Jobs

Veterinarians 16.8% Veterinary Livestock Inspector (Vet Livestock Inspector)
Occupation: Veterinarians U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 16.8% Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Veterinary Livestock Inspector (Vet Livestock Inspector)
Agricultural Inspectors 9.1% Livestock Brands Inspector; Livestock Inspector
Occupation: Agricultural Inspectors U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 9.1% Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Brands Inspector; Livestock Inspector
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 8.7% Livestock Yard Supervisor
Occupation: First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 8.7% Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Yard Supervisor
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 6.3% Livestock Trucker
Occupation: Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 6.3% Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Trucker
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 5% Livestock Judging Coach
Occupation: Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 5% Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Judging Coach
Agricultural Workers, All Other 4.9% Livestock Exhibitor; Livestock Showman
Occupation: Agricultural Workers, All Other U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 4.9% Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Exhibitor; Livestock Showman
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 4.5% Livestock Commission Agent; Livestock Sales Representative
Occupation: Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 4.5% Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Commission Agent; Livestock Sales Representative
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 4.3% Livestock Slaughterer
Occupation: Slaughterers and Meat Packers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 4.3% Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Slaughterer
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 3.7% Livestock Yard Supervisor
Occupation: First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 3.7% Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Yard Supervisor
Sales and Related Workers, All Other 1.7% Livestock Auctioneer
Occupation: Sales and Related Workers, All Other U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: 1.7% Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Auctioneer
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers -0.7% Crop or Livestock Tenant Farmer; Crop, Grain, or Livestock Farm Manager; Livestock Farm Manager
Occupation: Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -0.7% Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Crop or Livestock Tenant Farmer; Crop, Grain, or Livestock Farm Manager; Livestock Farm Manager
Animal Breeders -3.2% Livestock Breeder; Livestock Rancher
Occupation: Animal Breeders U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -3.2% Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Breeder; Livestock Rancher
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals -8.3% Livestock Caretaker; Livestock Farmer; Livestock Farmworker; Livestock Feeder; Livestock Handler; Livestock Laborer; Livestock Nightman; Livestock Ranch Hand; Livestock Yard Attendant; Sorting Livestock Worker
Occupation: Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals U.S. Job Openings 2020-2030: -8.3% Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Caretaker; Livestock Farmer; Livestock Farmworker; Livestock Feeder; Livestock Handler; Livestock Laborer; Livestock Nightman; Livestock Ranch Hand; Livestock Yard Attendant; Sorting Livestock Worker

13 Livestock Management careers are listed below (sorted by U.S. National Median Salary). Livestock Management-related jobs specific to each occupation are also provided. Please Scroll and Select below::

Occupations National Median Salary Livestock Management-Related Jobs

Veterinarians $ 99,250 Veterinary Livestock Inspector (Vet Livestock Inspector)
Occupation: Veterinarians National Median Salary: $ 99,250 Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Veterinary Livestock Inspector (Vet Livestock Inspector)
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary $ 90,340 Livestock Judging Coach
Occupation: Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary National Median Salary: $ 90,340 Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Judging Coach
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers $ 68,090 Crop or Livestock Tenant Farmer; Crop, Grain, or Livestock Farm Manager; Livestock Farm Manager
Occupation: Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers National Median Salary: $ 68,090 Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Crop or Livestock Tenant Farmer; Crop, Grain, or Livestock Farm Manager; Livestock Farm Manager
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers $ 62,850 Livestock Yard Supervisor
Occupation: First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers National Median Salary: $ 62,850 Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Yard Supervisor
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products $ 62,070 Livestock Commission Agent; Livestock Sales Representative
Occupation: Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products National Median Salary: $ 62,070 Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Commission Agent; Livestock Sales Representative
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers $ 50,080 Livestock Yard Supervisor
Occupation: First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers National Median Salary: $ 50,080 Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Yard Supervisor
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers $ 47,130 Livestock Trucker
Occupation: Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers National Median Salary: $ 47,130 Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Trucker
Agricultural Inspectors $ 46,700 Livestock Brands Inspector; Livestock Inspector
Occupation: Agricultural Inspectors National Median Salary: $ 46,700 Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Brands Inspector; Livestock Inspector
Animal Breeders $ 40,770 Livestock Breeder; Livestock Rancher
Occupation: Animal Breeders National Median Salary: $ 40,770 Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Breeder; Livestock Rancher
Slaughterers and Meat Packers $ 30,710 Livestock Slaughterer
Occupation: Slaughterers and Meat Packers National Median Salary: $ 30,710 Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Slaughterer
Sales and Related Workers, All Other $ 30,550 Livestock Auctioneer
Occupation: Sales and Related Workers, All Other National Median Salary: $ 30,550 Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Auctioneer
Agricultural Workers, All Other $ 30,140 Livestock Exhibitor; Livestock Showman
Occupation: Agricultural Workers, All Other National Median Salary: $ 30,140 Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Exhibitor; Livestock Showman
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals $ 29,130 Livestock Caretaker; Livestock Farmer; Livestock Farmworker; Livestock Feeder; Livestock Handler; Livestock Laborer; Livestock Nightman; Livestock Ranch Hand; Livestock Yard Attendant; Sorting Livestock Worker
Occupation: Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals National Median Salary: $ 29,130 Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Caretaker; Livestock Farmer; Livestock Farmworker; Livestock Feeder; Livestock Handler; Livestock Laborer; Livestock Nightman; Livestock Ranch Hand; Livestock Yard Attendant; Sorting Livestock Worker

12 Livestock Management careers are listed (sorted by Education/Preparation Requirements - descending) to provide career ladders. Livestock Management-related jobs specific to each career are also provided.

Education/Preparation Categories:
5 = Usually requires graduate school (e.g., Master's degree, Ph.D., M.D., or J.D.)
4 = Usually requires a four-year Bachelor's degree
3 = Usually requires vocational training, related on-the-job experience, or Associate's degree
2 = Usually requires a high school diploma
1 = May require a high school diploma or GED certificate
Please Scroll and Select below:
Occupations Education/Preparation Livestock Management-Related Jobs

Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary 5 Livestock Judging Coach
Occupation: Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary Education/Preparation: 5 Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Judging Coach
Veterinarians 5 Veterinary Livestock Inspector (Vet Livestock Inspector)
Occupation: Veterinarians Education/Preparation: 5 Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Veterinary Livestock Inspector (Vet Livestock Inspector)
Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products 4 Livestock Broker; Livestock Buyer; Livestock Commission Agent; Livestock Dealer; Livestock Specialist/Assistant Director of Procurement; Livestock Speculator; Livestock Trader; Livestock, Grain, Cotton and Other Farm Products Purchasing Agent; Purchasing Agent, Cotton, Grain, Livestock, Other Farm Products
Occupation: Buyers and Purchasing Agents, Farm Products Education/Preparation: 4 Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Broker; Livestock Buyer; Livestock Commission Agent; Livestock Dealer; Livestock Specialist/Assistant Director of Procurement; Livestock Speculator; Livestock Trader; Livestock, Grain, Cotton and Other Farm Products Purchasing Agent; Purchasing Agent, Cotton, Grain, Livestock, Other Farm Products
Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers 4 Crop or Livestock Tenant Farmer; Crop, Grain, or Livestock Farm Manager; Livestock Farm Manager
Occupation: Farmers, Ranchers, and Other Agricultural Managers Education/Preparation: 4 Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Crop or Livestock Tenant Farmer; Crop, Grain, or Livestock Farm Manager; Livestock Farm Manager
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 4 Livestock Commission Agent; Livestock Sales Representative
Occupation: Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products Education/Preparation: 4 Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Commission Agent; Livestock Sales Representative
First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers 3 Livestock Yard Supervisor
Occupation: First-Line Supervisors of Farming, Fishing, and Forestry Workers Education/Preparation: 3 Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Yard Supervisor
First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers 3 Livestock Yard Supervisor
Occupation: First-Line Supervisors of Production and Operating Workers Education/Preparation: 3 Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Yard Supervisor
Agricultural Inspectors 2 Livestock Brands Inspector; Livestock Inspector
Occupation: Agricultural Inspectors Education/Preparation: 2 Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Brands Inspector; Livestock Inspector
Animal Breeders 2 Livestock Breeder; Livestock Rancher
Occupation: Animal Breeders Education/Preparation: 2 Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Breeder; Livestock Rancher
Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals 2 Livestock Caretaker; Livestock Farmer; Livestock Farmworker; Livestock Feeder; Livestock Handler; Livestock Laborer; Livestock Nightman; Livestock Ranch Hand; Livestock Yard Attendant; Sorting Livestock Worker
Occupation: Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals Education/Preparation: 2 Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Caretaker; Livestock Farmer; Livestock Farmworker; Livestock Feeder; Livestock Handler; Livestock Laborer; Livestock Nightman; Livestock Ranch Hand; Livestock Yard Attendant; Sorting Livestock Worker
Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers 2 Livestock Trucker
Occupation: Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers Education/Preparation: 2 Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Trucker
Slaughterers and Meat Packers 2 Livestock Slaughterer
Occupation: Slaughterers and Meat Packers Education/Preparation: 2 Livestock Management-Related Jobs: Livestock Slaughterer

Scroll through the picklist (below). There are 35 specific Livestock Management jobs listed. Select those that may be of interest - you will get active job listing links, along with detailed resources to help you prepare for a career related to that job.
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