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Animal Scientists - 19-1011.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Animal Nutrition Consultant
  • Animal Nutritionist
  • Animal Scientist
  • Beef Cattle Nutritionist
  • Beef Cattle Specialist
  • Companion Animal Nutritionist
  • Dairy Nutrition Consultant
  • Dairy Research Nutritionist
  • Research Scientist
  • Scientist

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Advise producers about improved products and techniques that could enhance their animal production efforts.
  • Conduct research concerning animal nutrition, breeding, or management to improve products or processes.
  • Crossbreed animals with existing strains or cross strains to obtain new combinations of desirable characteristics.
  • Determine genetic composition of animal populations and heritability of traits, using principles of genetics.
  • Develop improved practices in feeding, housing, sanitation, or parasite and disease control of animals.
  • Research and control animal selection and breeding practices to increase production efficiency and improve animal quality.
  • Study effects of management practices, processing methods, feed, or environmental conditions on quality and quantity of animal products, such as eggs and milk.
  • Study nutritional requirements of animals and nutritive values of animal feed materials.
  • Write up or orally communicate research findings to the scientific community, producers, and the public.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Develop agricultural methods.
  • Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations.
  • Research genetic characteristics or expression.
  • Research livestock management methods.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Veterinary Corps Officer (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Veterinary Pathology (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Veterinary Preventive Medicine (Army - Commissioned Officer only)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Animal Breeder
  • Animal Scientist
  • Dairy Scientist
  • Poultry Scientist