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Livestock Manager

Turn your love of animals

into a rewarding career

Livestock Managers plan, direct, or coordinate the management or operation of farms or ranches. They hire, train, or supervise farm workers or contract for services to carry out the day-to-day activities of the managed operation, and may also engage in breeding, financial, or marketing activities.

Considerable career preparation is need for this career, but if you are enterprising, conventional, realistic and love working sustainability with livestock animals every day, this may be a worthwhile career choice for you. 

Livestock Manager Quick Facts

Education RequirementsMost require 4-year bachelor’s degree
Recommended Degree ProgramB.S. in Animal Science
Median Salary (2019)$71,160 annual
Workers Employed in U.S. (2018)975,400
Projected Job Openings by 202895,600
Projected growth rate (10 year)0%
Source: From “11-9013.02 – Farm and Ranch Managers” by the National Center for O*NET Development

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