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Aquacultural Managers

Also called: Aquaculture Cooperative Marketing Director, Aquaculture Director, Aquaculture Program Director, Farm Operations Technical Director

What they do:
Direct and coordinate, through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities of workers engaged in fish hatchery production for corporations, cooperatives, or other owners.
On the job, you would:
  • Grow fish and shellfish as cash crops or for release into freshwater or saltwater.
  • Supervise and train aquaculture and fish hatchery support workers.
  • Collect and record growth, production, and environmental data.

Knowledge

Math and Science
  • biology
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • food production
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Business
  • management
  • customer service
Engineering and Technology
  • product and service development

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
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

Abilities

Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Initiative
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Persistence

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software
  • Fish stocking databases
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office software

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
master's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$69,300
per year, on average
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