Animal Breeders

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What do they do?

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.

Also known as:

Animal Technician, Artificial Insemination Technician (AI Technician), Artificial Inseminator, Breeder, Cat Breeder, Dog Breeder, Equine Breeder, Horse Breeder, Large Herd Specialist

Typical Wages

Annual wages for Animal Breeders in United States

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Projected Growth Rate

Employment of Animal Breeders is projected to grow 3 percent from 2018 to 2028, more slowly than average compared to all occupations.

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Projected Employment

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Projected Employment Rankings For All United States:

  • 3.4%

    Percent Change

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  • 1,500

    Annual Projected Job Openings

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Typical College Majors

Majors that prepare Animal Breeders:

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★ Number of granted degrees for degree type, Bachelors degree, is listed after the major.

Education Level

  • Doctorate or Professional Degree (0.2%)
  • Master's degree (0.8%)
  • Bachelor's degree (6.1%)
  • Associate's degree (4.1%)
  • Some college, no degree (10.8%)
  • High school diploma equivalent (27.7%)
  • Less than high school diploma (50.2%)

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Knowledge

People in this career often know a lot about:

  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Sales and Marketing - Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
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Abilities

People in this career often have talent in:

  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
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Activities: what you might do in a day

People in this career often do these activities:

  • Clean equipment or facilities.
  • Care for animals.
  • Monitor animal behavior or condition.
  • Perform animal breeding procedures.
  • Prepare materials or solutions for animal or plant use.
  • Communicate with other workers to coordinate activities.
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This page includes data from:

O*NET OnLine Career data: O*NET 26.0 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (“USDOL/ETA”). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA

Occupation statistics: USDOL U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Employment Statistics

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