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First-Line Supervisors of Animal Husbandry & Animal Care Workers

Also called: Animal Care Supervisor, Animal Caretaker Supervisor, Cattle Manager, Sow Farm Manager

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What they do:
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of animal husbandry or animal care workers.
On the job, you would:
  • Assign tasks such as feeding and treatment of animals, and cleaning and maintenance of animal quarters.
  • Observe animals for signs of illness, injury, or unusual behavior, notifying veterinarians or managers as warranted.
  • Monitor animal care, maintenance, breeding, or packing and transfer activities to ensure work is done correctly.

Knowledge

Business
  • management
  • customer service
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Math and Science
  • psychology

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions
Resource Management
  • selecting and managing the best workers for a job
  • managing your time and the time of other people

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
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation
  • Adaptability/Flexibility

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software Hot Technology
  • Valley Agricultural Software DairyCOMP 305
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology
Accounting software
  • Sage 50 Accounting Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
certificate after high school or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Below Average Outlook
New job opportunities are less likely in the future.
Salary
$45,320
per year, on average
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