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

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Oral Communication
Written Communication
Work Ethic
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Technology and Tool Usage
Resource Allocation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

Conduct standardized qualitative laboratory analyses
Examine biological material specimens
Analyze organic compounds
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Analyze biological samples
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Perform biological testing
Analyze chemical compounds or substances
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Analyze biological material samples
Analyze chemical or biological data
Analyze blood samples
Isolate microorganisms
Forecast phenomena based on statistical or mathematical research data
Perform medical research
Examine animals to detect illness, disease, or injury
Interpret research or operational data
Interpret psychological test results
Perform scientific research
Monitor chemical action of substances
Examine crime scenes to obtain evidence
Interpret medical laboratory test results
Interpret animal habits, behaviors, or needs
Analyze medical or health data
Perform health, safety, and environment (HSE) related research
Analyze ecosystem data
Determine nutritional needs or diet restrictions
Calculate medical diagnostic test results
Take vital signs
Analyze environmental data
Provide scientific or technical research assistance
Interpret x-ray images
Examine insects to detect illness, disease, or injury
Conduct physical examinations
Perform environmental assessment
Calculate radiation dosages following physician's prescription
Conduct research of processes in natural or industrial ecosystems
Analyze geological samples
Evaluate designs or specifications to ensure quality
Examine patients
Evaluate worker exposure to hazardous or dangerous conditions
Examine plants to detect illness, disease, or injury
Evaluate impact of governmental or other types of regulations or laws
Appraise environmental impact of regulations or policies
Interpret aerial photographs
Analyze forest conditions
Analyze soil to determine fertilizer requirements

Getting Information

Conduct biological research
Conduct field research
Study animal development
Conduct laboratory research or experiments
Collect statistical data
Study development of microscopic organisms
Collect scientific or technical data
Conduct vivisection for scientific research
Study plant development
Develop biological research methods
Examine characteristics or behavior of living organisms
Conduct genetic research
Study structure or properties of submicroscopic matter
Research human or animal disease or parasites
Research microbiological or chemical processes or structures
Research livestock management methods
Conduct field trips
Research impact of environmental conservation initiatives
Research medical or health improvement issues
Research life and physical science topics using library or internet
Conduct clinical investigations
Conduct climatological research
Research industrial processes or operations
Research information related to business operations or analytics using library or internet
Conduct medical laboratory tests
Collect clinical data
Analyze adaptability of species to new environmental conditions
Research environmental impact of industrial or development activities
Review maps to determine location or routes
Conduct interviews to gather scientific or research based information
Determine effects of pollution
Collect personal information
Obtain technical support instructions from scientists or engineers
Conduct atmospheric research
Investigate environmental impact of projects and activities
Monitor environmental impacts of production or development activities

Thinking Creatively

Write research or project grant proposals
Develop scientific hypotheses, theories, or laws
Write business project or bid proposals
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables
Develop new products based on scientific research
Develop technical or scientific databases
Prepare proposal documents or grant applications
Develop theories or models of physical phenomena
Develop mathematical concepts, models, or simulations
Develop simple operational data repositories or databases
Develop new or advanced products or production methods
Develop agricultural methods

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Control animal and plant diseases through sanitation, cleanliness, and management procedures
Follow safety procedures and regulations in scientific or laboratory environments
Perform animal euthanasia
Breed animals to propagate stock or to develop new type
Inseminate animals using Artificial Insemination (AI)
Identify animal disease or parasites
Determine methods to minimize environmental impact of activities
Perform chemical processing emergency procedures
Employ statistical process control procedures
Identify insect disease or parasites
Implement sanitation practices in health care settings
Follow safety procedures and regulations in medical or medical support environments
Handle infectious materials safely according to procedures
Implement pollution control techniques
Implement air quality control measures
Follow safety procedures and regulations in industrial, production, or manufacturing environments
Solve animal breeding problems
Standardize methods of immunization
Determine desired breeding methods and timetable
Employ radiation safety procedures
Implement health or sanitation standards

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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.

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Cell Biology
Project Management
Supervisory Skills

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