Projected Growth: Little or no change
Projected Job Openings
Medium Preparation Needed
Your job is to Directly supervise and coordinate activities of animal husbandry or animal care workers.
Common job titles of Supervisors of Animal Care Workers include:
Experience and Education
Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.
32.5% said they needed a Post-Secondary Certificate.
24.48% said they needed a Bachelor's Degree.
Monitor animal care, maintenance, breeding, or packing and transfer activities to ensure work is done correctly.
Assign tasks such as feeding and treatment of animals, and cleaning and maintenance of animal quarters.
Inspect buildings, fences, fields or ranges, supplies, and equipment to determine work to be performed.
Observe animals for signs of illness, injury, or unusual behavior, notifying veterinarians or managers as warranted.
Perform the same animal care duties as subordinates.
Establish work schedules and procedures.
Transport or arrange for transport of animals, equipment, food, animal feed, and other supplies to and from work sites.
Inseminate livestock artificially to produce desired offspring.
Operate euthanasia equipment to destroy animals.
Direct and assist workers in maintenance and repair of facilities.
Confer with managers to determine production requirements, conditions of equipment and supplies, and work schedules.
Prepare reports concerning facility activities, employees' time records, and animal treatment.
Recruit, hire, and pay workers.
Study feed, weight, health, genetic, or milk production records to determine feed formulas and rations and breeding schedules.
Treat animal illnesses or injuries, following experience or instructions of veterinarians.
Plan budgets and arrange for purchase of animals, feed, or supplies.
Train workers in animal care procedures, maintenance duties, and safety precautions.
Monitor eggs and adjust incubator thermometers and gauges to facilitate hatching progress and to maintain specified conditions.
Investigate complaints of animal neglect or cruelty, and follow up on complaints appearing to require prosecution.
Veterinary intravenous IV sets
Post hole diggers
Personal computersAll Tools
Long handle shovels
Light pickup trucks
Handheld spray guns
Four wheel drive 4WD vehicles
Electronic animal scales
Egg washing machines
Egg grading machines
Ear tagging equipment
Dust and particulate respirators
Blood drawing syringes
Automatic watering devices
Automated feed batch mixers
Artificial insemination syringes
Animal vaccination syringes
Animal injection syringes
Midwest MicroSystems Cow Sense
Employee scheduling software
Lion Edge Technologies Ranch Manager
Valley Agricultural Software DairyCOMP 305
Valley Agricultural Software Feed Watch
Management of Personnel Resources
Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Judgment and Decision Making
Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
Teaching others how to do something.
Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Complex Problem Solving
Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Actively looking for ways to help people.
Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Operation and Control
Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Cognitive Abilities › Idea Generation and Reasoning Abilities › Problem Sensitivity