Animal Scientists


Conduct research in the genetics, nutrition, reproduction, growth, and development of domestic farm animals.
Also called: Animal Nutrition Consultant, Animal Nutritionist, Research and Development Director (R&D Director), Research Nutritionist

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • biology
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • food production
  • manufacture and distribution of products
    Education and Training
  • teaching and course design

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • using scientific rules and strategies to solve problems
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • communicate by writing
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
    Math
  • choose the right type of math to solve a problem
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Achievement/Effort

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • Deoxyribonucleic acid DNA sequence analysis software
  • SAS
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Microsoft Access
  • Structured query language SQL
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    doctoral degree
    master's degree
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