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Aquacultural Managers

Also called: Aquaculture Cooperative Marketing Director, Aquaculture Director, Fish Hatchery Manager, Hatchery Manager

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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.
  • Monitor environments to ensure maintenance of optimum conditions for aquatic life.
  • Supervise and train aquaculture and fish hatchery support workers.

Knowledge

Math and Science
  • biology
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Business
  • management
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • talking to others
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
  • communicate by writing
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
Attention
  • do two or more things at the same time
  • pay attention to something without being distracted

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
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control
  • Initiative

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software Hot Technology
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Office suite software
  • Microsoft Office

Education

Education: (rated 4 of 5)
bachelor's degree or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$64,170
per year, on average
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