Attend to live farm, ranch, or aquacultural animals that may include cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses and other equines, poultry, finfish, shellfish, and bees. Attend to animals produced for animal products, such as meat, fur, skins, feathers, eggs, milk, and honey. Duties may include feeding, watering, herding, grazing, castrating, branding, de-beaking, weighing, catching, and loading animals. May maintain records on animals; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; assist in birth deliveries; and administer medications, vaccinations, or insecticides as appropriate. May clean and maintain animal housing areas. Includes workers who shear wool from sheep, and collect eggs in hatcheries.
|Primary Industry||Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources|
|Indiana Average Salary||$25,600.00|
|Average Time to Fill||51 days|
|Typical Education||High school equivalency|
|2 Year Projected Openings (2016-2018)||1,336|
|2 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2018)||1.58 %|
|10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026)||6,190|
|10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026)||2.71 %|
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|Skill or Certification||Certi - fication||Certification||Hard to Fill||Expensive to Fill|