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Many people have a tough time finding a job right out of college. But for those with an animal science major, career opportunities tend to be plentiful. By looking through millions of job listings and 7,813 animal science major resumes, we were able to discover which are the preferred jobs for animal science majors.

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Starting Salary
$29,000
Job openings
64,980
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  New York, NY;  San Antonio, TX;  
Job Description:
Medical laboratory technologists (commonly known as medical laboratory scientists) and medical laboratory technicians collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances.
Starting Salary
$23,000
Job openings
60,770
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  San Diego, CA;  Boston, MA;  
Job Description:
Medical laboratory technologists (commonly known as medical laboratory scientists) and medical laboratory technicians collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances.
Starting Salary
$20,000
Job openings
4,298
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Las Vegas, NV;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers look after animals in laboratories, animal hospitals, and clinics. They care for the animals by performing routine tasks under the supervision of scientists, veterinarians, and veterinary technologists and technicians.
Starting Salary
$49,000
Job openings
7,054
Top Locations:
Los Angeles, CA;  Phoenix, AZ;  Albuquerque, NM;  
Job Description:
Veterinarians care for the health of animals and work to improve public health. They diagnose, treat, and research medical conditions and diseases of pets, livestock, and other animals.
Starting Salary
$27,000
Job openings
58,858
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Hattiesburg, MS;  Indianapolis, IN;  
Job Description:
Animal care and service workers provide care for animals. They feed, groom, bathe, and exercise pets and other nonfarm animals. Job tasks vary by position and place of work.
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Starting Salary
$26,000
Job openings
13,660
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  San Antonio, TX;  Jacksonville, FL;  
Job Description:
Veterinary technologists and technicians perform medical tests under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian to assist in diagnosing the injuries and illnesses of animals.
Starting Salary
$37,000
Job openings
7,657
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  New York, NY;  Shreveport, LA;  
Job Description:
Veterinarians care for the health of animals and work to improve public health. They diagnose, treat, and research medical conditions and diseases of pets, livestock, and other animals.
Starting Salary
$30,000
Job openings
34,312
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Boston, MA;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
A Research Assistant helps carry out a particular research agenda. They are generally found in the social science or laboratory setting.
Starting Salary
$23,000
Job openings
10,431
Top Locations:
San Diego, CA;  Auxvasse, MO;  Madison, WI;  
Job Description:
Veterinary technologists and technicians perform medical tests under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian to assist in diagnosing the injuries and illnesses of animals.
Starting Salary
$38,000
Job openings
43,303
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Washington, DC;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
A Research Associate plans, organizes, and conducts research in scientific, cultural, historical, or artistic. They conduct literature, collect and analyze data, and recruit and/or interview new people.
Starting Salary
$69,000
Job openings
43,725
Top Locations:
San Diego, CA;  Cambridge, MA;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Medical scientists conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. They often use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach their findings.
Starting Salary
$23,000
Job openings
32,509
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Philadelphia, PA;  Dallas, TX;  
Job Description:
Animal care and service workers provide care for animals. They feed, groom, bathe, and exercise pets and other nonfarm animals. Job tasks vary by position and place of work.
Starting Salary
$12,000
Job openings
63,051
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Washington, DC;  Boston, MA;  
Job Description:
Market research analysts study market conditions to examine potential sales of a product or service. They help companies understand what products people want, who will buy them, and at what price.
Starting Salary
$23,000
Job openings
9,871
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Jacksonville, FL;  
Job Description:
Veterinary technologists and technicians perform medical tests under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian to assist in diagnosing the injuries and illnesses of animals.
Starting Salary
$32,000
Job openings
43,597
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Boston, MA;  Austin, TX;  
Job Description:
Biological technicians help biological and medical scientists conduct laboratory tests and experiments.
Starting Salary
$26,000
Job openings
120,243
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Phoenix, AZ;  Las Vegas, NV;  
Job Description:
Heavy vehicle and mobile equipment service technicians inspect, maintain, and repair vehicles and machinery used in construction, farming, rail transportation, and other industries.
Starting Salary
$51,000
Job openings
41,234
Top Locations:
Cambridge, MA;  Rockville, MD;  Richmond, VA;  
Job Description:
Medical scientists conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. They often use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach their findings.
Starting Salary
$21,000
Job openings
50,245
Top Locations:
Phoenix, AZ;  Chicago, IL;  Williamsburg, VA;  
Job Description:
Veterinarians care for the health of animals and work to improve public health. They diagnose, treat, and research medical conditions and diseases of pets, livestock, and other animals.
Starting Salary
$26,000
Job openings
158,272
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Charlotte, NC;  Austin, TX;  
Job Description:
Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. They contact customers, explain product features, answer any questions that their customers may have, and negotiate prices.
Starting Salary
$22,000
Job openings
125,528
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Las Vegas, NV;  Jacksonville, FL;  
Job Description:
Customer service representatives interact with customers to handle complaints, process orders, and provide information about an organization’s products and services.
Starting Salary
$24,000
Job openings
27,168
Top Locations:
Oklahoma City, OK;  Bethesda, MD;  Boston, MA;  
Job Description:
Veterinary technologists and technicians perform medical tests under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian to assist in diagnosing the injuries and illnesses of animals.
Starting Salary
$55,000
Job openings
62,756
Top Locations:
Seattle, WA;  New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
Medical scientists conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. They often use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach their findings.
Starting Salary
$51,000
Job openings
42,169
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Tampa, FL;  
Starting Salary
$25,000
Job openings
77,998
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
General office clerks perform a variety of clerical tasks, including answering telephones, typing documents, and filing records.
Starting Salary
$53,000
Job openings
16,058
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Monterey, CA;  Philadelphia, PA;  
Job Description:
Postsecondary teachers instruct students in a wide variety of academic and career and technical subjects beyond the high school level. They also conduct research and publish scholarly papers and books.
Starting Salary
$28,000
Job openings
70,236
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Orlando, FL;  
Job Description:
Pharmacy technicians help pharmacists dispense prescription medication to customers or health professionals.
Starting Salary
$40,000
Job openings
98,096
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Baltimore, MD;  San Antonio, TX;  
Job Description:
Medical laboratory technologists (commonly known as medical laboratory scientists) and medical laboratory technicians collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances.
Starting Salary
$46,000
Job openings
37,242
Top Locations:
Middleton, WI;  Madison, WI;  Miami, FL;  
Job Description:
Medical scientists conduct research aimed at improving overall human health. They often use clinical trials and other investigative methods to reach their findings.
Starting Salary
$28,000
Job openings
37,627
Top Locations:
Fort Worth, TX;  Indianapolis, IN;  Brush, CO;  
Job Description:
Veterinary technologists and technicians perform medical tests under the supervision of a licensed veterinarian to assist in diagnosing the injuries and illnesses of animals.
Starting Salary
$9,000
Job openings
51,971
Top Locations:
Lincoln, NE;  Dayton, OH;  Fort Collins, CO;  
Job Description:
Animal care and service workers provide care for animals. They feed, groom, bathe, and exercise pets and other nonfarm animals. Job tasks vary by position and place of work.
Starting Salary
$45,000
Job openings
1,668
Top Locations:
Indianapolis, IN;  Las Vegas, NV;  Point, PA;  
Starting Salary
$33,000
Job openings
87,608
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  San Antonio, TX;  Birmingham, AL;  
Job Description:
Medical laboratory technologists (commonly known as medical laboratory scientists) and medical laboratory technicians collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances.
Starting Salary
$32,000
Job openings
6,436
Top Locations:
Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  Las Vegas, NV;  
Job Description:
Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers look after animals in laboratories, animal hospitals, and clinics. They care for the animals by performing routine tasks under the supervision of scientists, veterinarians, and veterinary technologists and technicians.
Starting Salary
$39,000
Job openings
45,093
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
An Operation Supervisor coordinates the daily activities of an operations unit. They determine the workflow and scheduling of workers, complete reports, and implement operational policies and procedures.
Starting Salary
$26,000
Job openings
66,002
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Indianapolis, IN;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
Industrial engineering technicians help industrial engineers implement designs to use personnel, materials, and machines effectively in factories, stores, healthcare organizations, repair shops, and offices. They prepare machinery and equipment layouts, plan workflows, conduct statistical production studies, and analyze production costs.
Starting Salary
$13,000
Job openings
54,038
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Chicago, IL;  New York, NY;  
Job Description:
Animal care and service workers provide care for animals. They feed, groom, bathe, and exercise pets and other nonfarm animals. Job tasks vary by position and place of work.
Starting Salary
$21,000
Job openings
3,208
Top Locations:
Washington, DC;  Chicago, IL;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
Animal care and service workers provide care for animals. They feed, groom, bathe, and exercise pets and other nonfarm animals. Job tasks vary by position and place of work.
Starting Salary
$16,000
Job openings
56,403
Top Locations:
Baton Rouge, LA;  College Station, TX;  Los Angeles, CA;  
Job Description:
Social workers help people solve and cope with problems in their everyday lives. One group of social workers—clinical social workers—also diagnose and treat mental, behavioral, and emotional issues.
Starting Salary
$37,000
Job openings
56,651
Top Locations:
Philadelphia, PA;  Alexandria, VA;  Baton Rouge, LA;  
Job Description:
Agricultural and food scientists research ways to improve the efficiency and safety of agricultural establishments and products.
Starting Salary
$55,000
Job openings
92,750
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Houston, TX;  
Job Description:
A business analyst is someone who analyzes an organization or business domain (real or hypothetical) and documents its business or processes or systems, assessing the business model or its integration with technology.
Starting Salary
$42,000
Job openings
123,247
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Phoenix, AZ;  Chicago, IL;  
Job Description:
Wholesale and manufacturing sales representatives sell goods for wholesalers or manufacturers to businesses, government agencies, and other organizations. They contact customers, explain product features, answer any questions that their customers may have, and negotiate prices.
Starting Salary
$43,000
Job openings
64,299
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Durham, NC;  San Diego, CA;  
Job Description:
Natural sciences managers supervise the work of scientists, including chemists, physicists, and biologists. They direct activities related to research and development, and coordinate activities such as testing, quality control, and production.
Starting Salary
$26,000
Job openings
60,539
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Camden, DE;  Birmingham, AL;  
Starting Salary
$29,000
Job openings
33,725
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Los Angeles, CA;  Baltimore, MD;  
Job Description:
Physical therapist assistants, sometimes called PTAs, and physical therapist aides work under the direction and supervision of physical therapists. They help patients who are recovering from injuries and illnesses regain movement and manage pain.
Starting Salary
$23,000
Job openings
52,269
Top Locations:
Houston, TX;  Portland, OR;  Memphis, TN;  
Job Description:
Industrial engineering technicians help industrial engineers implement designs to use personnel, materials, and machines effectively in factories, stores, healthcare organizations, repair shops, and offices. They prepare machinery and equipment layouts, plan workflows, conduct statistical production studies, and analyze production costs.
Starting Salary
$49,000
Job openings
114,393
Top Locations:
Los Angeles, CA;  San Diego, CA;  Baltimore, MD;  
Job Description:
Medical laboratory technologists (commonly known as medical laboratory scientists) and medical laboratory technicians collect samples and perform tests to analyze body fluids, tissue, and other substances.
Starting Salary
$19,000
Job openings
1,982
Top Locations:
Greensboro, NC;  Charlotte, NC;  Las Vegas, NV;  
Job Description:
Veterinary assistants and laboratory animal caretakers look after animals in laboratories, animal hospitals, and clinics. They care for the animals by performing routine tasks under the supervision of scientists, veterinarians, and veterinary technologists and technicians.
Starting Salary
$31,000
Job openings
54,962
Top Locations:
Ann Arbor, MI;  Los Angeles, CA;  Philadelphia, PA;  
Job Description:
Biological technicians help biological and medical scientists conduct laboratory tests and experiments.
Starting Salary
$27,000
Job openings
20,813
Top Locations:
New York, NY;  Chicago, IL;  Pensacola, FL;  
Job Description:
Securities, commodities, and financial services sales agents connect buyers and sellers in financial markets. They sell securities to individuals, advise companies in search of investors, and conduct trades.
Starting Salary
$15,000
Job openings
33
Top Locations:
Estes Park, CO;  Seattle, WA;  Cody, WY;  
Job Description:
Agricultural workers maintain the quality of farms, crops, and livestock by operating machinery and doing physical labor under the supervision of farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural managers.

Animal Science Major Jobs

Average Salary For an Animal Science Major

RankIndustryAverage Animal Science Salary Animal Science Salary Range
1
Health Care
$34,149
$25k
$38k
2
Pharmaceutical
$31,831
$25k
$38k
3
Education
$28,866
$25k
$38k

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Updated July 15, 2020