Career Opportunities for Majors in Animal Science


The Animal Science major is designed for students who have an interest in veterinary science, biological research, animal production and management, biomedical/pharmaceutical research, equine science, and companion animal products and services. The program offers five options: Pre-veterinary Medicine/Research, Lab Animal Science, Equine Science, Production Animal Science, and Companion Animal Science. An Animal Science degree can prepare students for a wide range of careers in industry, government, the nonprofit sector, and education. This degree also provides a foundation for graduate study in such fields as life sciences, veterinary and human medicine, and related health disciplines.

While most Animal Science graduates work in a related occupation, others choose fields that do not require a specific major but rather a wide range of demonstrated skills and accomplishments. Regardless of your career choice, increase your marketability to employers through internships, cooperative education placements, related work/volunteer experiences, good grades, advanced coursework/study abroad, and college activities.

A Sample Of Related Occupations

Animal Behaviorist Extension Agent/Specialist Pet Shop Manager
Animal Breeder Farm Business Manager Pharmacologist
Animal Control Officer Farm Health Inspector Physicial Therapist
Animal Health Technician Farm Manager Physician Assistant
Animal Shelter Manager Farm Technician Plant Sanitation Specialist
Artificial Insemination Tech. Forestry Technician Product Manager
Biologist Horse Trainer Quality Control Specialist
Biology Teacher Industrial Hygenist Racetrack Publicist
Chemist Kennel Owner Research Asst.
Clinical Researcher Laboratory Technician Research Investigator
Conservation Officer Loan Officer Safety Specialist
Dairy Herd Improvement Asst Medical Doctor Sales Representative
Dog Trainer Medical Illustrator Science Teacher
Education Curator Medical Technologist Veterinarian
Embyo Transfer Technician Museum Curator Wildlife Biologist
Endocrinologist Nutritional Consultant Writer/Author
Environmental Specialist Nutritionist Zookeeper

Types of Employers

Private & Nonprofit Organizations
Animal Breeders Equine Industry Pharmaceutical Companies
Animal Shelters Feed Manufacturers Research Foundations
Biotech Companies Historical Farms Wildlife Rehabilitation Groups
Dairy Industry Hospitals and Veterinary Hospitals Zoos
Educational Institutions Humane Societies
Government Agencies
Department of Agriculture Department of Health Environmental Protection Agency
Department of Commerce Department of Health and Human Services
Department of Environmental Protection Department of the Interior

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - First Jobs of Recent Graduates - Animal Science

Information is not available at this time on first jobs obtained from Animal Science

Jobs Obtained by Rutgers Graduates - Jobs of Experienced Alumni - Animal Science

Pharmaco LSR Animal Care Technician
USDA (MS) Animal Scientist
Rutgers Cook College (PhD) Asst. Dir., NJ Agricultural Exp. Station
Penn State Univ. (PhD Animal Sci.) Asst. Prof
Cornell Medical College (PhD Poultry Sciences) Assoc. Prof./Sr. Embryologist
NJ Dept. of Agric. (VMD) Avian Influenza Coord
Merck (MS) Birdtrainer
Bergen Cty. Zoological Park Education Curator
4-H Horse Program/Ag. Literacy, York County Cooperative Ext. (MS Animal Sci.) Educator
Talmage Farm Agway (MS Animal Sciences) Equine Specialist
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Graduate Schools Attended

Institution Degree Field
Cornell University DVM
Framingham State College M. Ed Educational Administration
Michigan State University MS Educational Media
Purdue University PhD Animal Sciences
Royal Veterinary College - London DVM
Rutgers University MS Animal Sciences
Rutgers University PhD Animal Sciences
St. George's University DVM
Texas A&M University MS Animal Sciences
Univ. of Mass., Dept. of Vet. & Animal Sci PhD
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Postdoctoral & Research Fellows

Jackson Laboratory National Institutes of Health UMDNJ Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
University of Bristol University of Michigan Medical School Yale University School of Medicine

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