Animal Breeders:

Select and breed animals according to their genealogy, characteristics, and offspring. May require knowledge of artificial insemination techniques and equipment use. May involve keeping records on heats, birth intervals, or pedigree.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 113
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 65.79 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Resource Allocation
Customer Service
Oral Communication
Written Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Handle wild, domestic, or farm animals
Provide food and water to wild, domestic, or farm animals
Groom animals for beautification or health
Provide animal health care
Treat animal injuries or illnesses
Perform animal dental cleanings
Care for plants or animals
Develop relationship with animals to facilitate training and care
Train wild, domestic, or farm animals
Clean rooms, floors, or facilities in agricultural, farming, or forestry settings
Clean patient or treatment rooms
Capture animals or insects for control, identification, relocation, sale, or research
Build pens, yards, cages, and other enclosures
Clean laboratory, healthcare, or medical equipment
Clean medical equipment or facilities
Repair pens, yards, or cages
Build agricultural structures
Perform housekeeping duties
Slaughter animals, fish, or poultry
Construct wooden frameworks or structures
Apply appropriate physical restraint
Repair wooden frameworks or structures

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Control animal and plant diseases through sanitation, cleanliness, and management procedures
Breed animals to propagate stock or to develop new type
Perform animal euthanasia
Inseminate animals using Artificial Insemination (AI)
Identify animal disease or parasites
Implement sanitation practices in health care settings
Solve animal breeding problems
Follow safety procedures and regulations in scientific or laboratory environments
Identify insect disease or parasites
Discharge workers using employee dismissal guidelines
Determine desired breeding methods and timetable
Diagnose spinal misalignments
Diagnose oral diseases or injuries
Diagnose medical conditions
Implement company or staff policies
Handle infectious materials safely according to procedures
Implement health or sanitation standards
Solve production problems

Assisting and Caring for Others

Administer basic health care or medical treatments
Prepare patients for tests, therapy, or treatments
Give medications or immunizations
Attend to patient's personal care
Administer medical injections
Administer non-intravenous medications
Provide in home patient care
Administer blood or other fluids intravenously
Apply bandages, dressings, or splints
Treat medical condition of patient
Administer anesthetics or sedatives
Perform medical surgery
Treat dental problems or diseases
Hold patients to ensure proper positioning or safety
Solve clinical problems
Perform minor surgery
Assist practitioners to perform medical procedures
Perform emergency medical procedures
Assist healthcare practitioners during examinations or treatments
Assist patients with hygiene or daily living activities
Test biological specimens to gather information about patient conditions

Analyzing Data or Information

Examine animals to detect illness, disease, or injury
Interpret animal habits, behaviors, or needs
Determine nutritional needs or diet restrictions
Examine patients
Analyze medical or health data
Interpret medical laboratory test results
Examine test data or images to inform diagnosis or treatment
Take vital signs
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Calculate medicine dosages
Examine insects to detect illness, disease, or injury
Analyze patient activity
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Analyze organic compounds
Examine biological material specimens
Conduct standardized qualitative laboratory analyses
Perform medical research
Assess physical conditions of patients to aid in diagnosis or treatment
Conduct patient assessments
Examine evidence and medical data to determine cause of death
Examine plants to detect illness, disease, or injury

Getting Information

Study animal development
Research human or animal disease or parasites
Study development of microscopic organisms
Conduct genetic research
Research livestock management methods
Study plant development
Conduct biological research
Conduct vivisection for scientific research
Examine characteristics or behavior of living organisms
Conduct medical laboratory tests
Analyze adaptability of species to new environmental conditions
Develop biological research methods
Conduct field research
Conduct laboratory research or experiments
Research medical or health improvement issues
Collect scientific or technical data
Collect statistical data

Handling and Moving Objects

Collect biological specimens
Sterilize laboratory, medical, or veterinary equipment or instruments
Maintain proper level, amount, and quality of animal feed
Prepare materials or solutions for animal or plant use
Prepare medical treatment room
Prepare sample for laboratory testing, analysis, or microscopy
Prepare medical instruments or equipment for use
Collect specimens from patients
Collect blood or tissue samples
Prepare foods or meals
Prepare surgical supplies or equipment
Prepare vaccines, biologicals, or serums
Prepare medical supplies or equipment for use
Prepare medications or medical solutions

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor animal care
Monitor animal behavior, health, or condition
Monitor patient conditions during treatments, procedures, or activities
Monitor patient condition and health
Monitor wildlife populations
Monitor forage plant growth

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