Animal Scientists:

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

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary
Average Time to Fill 64 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 28
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 8.00 %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Critical Thinking
Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Decision-making
Problem-solving
Integrity
Written Communication
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Professionalism
Creativity
Oral Communication
Work Ethic
Leadership

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Breed animals to propagate stock or to develop new type
Inseminate animals using Artificial Insemination (AI)
Perform animal euthanasia
Follow safety procedures and regulations in scientific or laboratory environments
Control animal and plant diseases through sanitation, cleanliness, and management procedures
Determine desired breeding methods and timetable
Identify animal disease or parasites
Identify insect disease or parasites
Handle infectious materials safely according to procedures
Solve animal breeding problems

Getting Information

Study development of microscopic organisms
Conduct genetic research
Conduct biological research
Conduct vivisection for scientific research
Research livestock management methods
Study animal development
Study plant development
Collect scientific or technical data
Conduct laboratory research or experiments
Conduct field research
Collect statistical data
Research human or animal disease or parasites

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze organic compounds
Examine biological material specimens
Conduct standardized qualitative laboratory analyses
Perform biological testing
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Interpret animal habits, behaviors, or needs
Determine nutritional needs or diet restrictions

Thinking Creatively

Write research or project grant proposals
Write business project or bid proposals
Develop new products based on scientific research
Develop scientific hypotheses, theories, or laws
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases
Develop agricultural methods
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

Select animals for specialized training or programs
Select animals to be bred
Classify plants, animals, or other natural phenomena
Identify animal or insect species
Identify characteristics of livestock, domestic animals, and other animals

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Direct scientific research or investigative studies
Manage laboratory environment or facility
Direct implementation of new procedures, policies, or programs
Manage wildlife populations


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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Cell Biology
Microbiology
Project Management
Bioinformatics
Genetics
Immunology
Supervisory Skills



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