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Working As A Stable Hand

  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events
  • Deal with People

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • $78,000

    Average Salary

What Does A Stable Hand Do

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.

Duties

Agricultural workers typically do the following:

  • Harvest and inspect crops by hand
  • Irrigate farm soil and maintain ditches or pipes and pumps
  • Operate and service farm machinery and tools
  • Spray fertilizer or pesticide solutions to control insects, fungi, and weeds
  • Move shrubs, plants, and trees with wheelbarrows or tractors
  • Feed livestock and clean and disinfect their pens, cages, yards, and hutches
  • Examine animals to detect symptoms of illnesses or injuries
  • Use brands, tags, or tattoos to mark livestock in order to identify ownership and grade
  • Herd livestock to pastures for grazing or to scales, trucks, or other enclosures
  • Administer vaccines to protect animals from diseases

The following are examples of types of agricultural workers:

Crop, nursery, and greenhouse farmworkers and laborers perform numerous tasks related to growing and harvesting grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts, and other crops. They plant, seed, prune, irrigate, and harvest crops, and pack and load them for shipment.

Farmworkers also apply pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers to crops. They repair fences and some farm equipment.

Nursery and greenhouse workers prepare land or greenhouse beds for growing horticultural products such as trees, plants, flowers, and sod. They also plant, water, prune, weed, and spray the plants. They may cut, roll, and stack sod; stake trees; tie, wrap, and pack plants to fill orders; and dig up or move field-grown shrubs and trees.

Farm and ranch animal farmworkers care for live animals, including cattle, sheep, pigs, goats, horses, poultry, finfish, shellfish, and bees. These animals usually are raised to supply meat, fur, skins, feathers, eggs, milk, or honey.

These farmworkers may feed, herd, brand, weigh, and load animals. They also keep records on animals; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; and administer medications, vaccinations, or insecticides.

Many workers clean and maintain animal housing areas every day. On dairy farms, animal farmworkers operate milking machines.

Agricultural equipment operators use a variety of farm equipment to plow and sow seeds, as well as maintain and harvest crops. They may use tractors, fertilizer spreaders, balers, combines, threshers, and trucks. These workers also operate machines such as conveyor belts, loading machines, separators, cleaners, and dryers. Workers may make adjustments and minor repairs to equipment.

Animal breeders use their knowledge of genetics and animal science to select and breed animals that will produce offspring with desired traits and characteristics. For example, they breed chickens that lay more eggs, pigs that produce leaner meat, and sheep with more desirable wool. Other animal breeders breed and raise cats, dogs, and other household pets.

To know which animals to breed and when to breed them, animal breeders keep detailed records. Breeders note animals’ health, size, and weight, as well as the amount and quality of the product they produce. Animal breeders also track the traits of animals’ offspring.

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How To Become A Stable Hand

Agricultural workers typically receive on-the-job training. A high school diploma is not needed for most jobs as an agricultural worker; however, a high school diploma typically is needed for animal breeders.

Education and Training

Most agricultural workers do not need a high school diploma; however, a high school diploma typically is needed for animal breeders. Some jobs as an animal breeder may require some postsecondary education.

Agricultural workers typically receive some short-term on-the-job training. Employers instruct them on how to use simple farming tools and more complex machinery while following appropriate safety procedures. More experienced workers also are expected to perform routine maintenance on the tools they use.

Important Qualities

Dexterity. Agricultural workers need excellent hand–eye coordination to harvest crops and operate farm machinery.

Listening skills. Agricultural workers need to work well with others. Because they take instructions from farmers and other agricultural managers, effective listening is critical.

Physical stamina. Agricultural workers need to be able to perform laborious tasks repeatedly.

Physical strength. Agricultural workers must be strong enough to lift heavy objects, including tools and crops.

Mechanical skills. Agricultural workers must be able to operate complex farm machinery. They also occasionally do routine maintenance on the machinery.

Work Experience in a Related Occupation

Animal breeders sometimes need previous work experience interacting with livestock. Ranch workers may transition into animal breeding after they become more familiar with animals and learn how to handle them.

Advancement

Agricultural workers may advance to crew leader or other supervisory positions. The ability to speak both English and Spanish is helpful for agricultural supervisors.

Some agricultural workers aspire to become farmers, ranchers, or agricultural managers or to own their own farms and ranches. Knowledge of produce and livestock may provide an excellent background for becoming buyers or purchasing agents of farm products. Those who earn a college degree in agricultural science could become agricultural or food scientists.

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Average Length of Employment
Farm Hand 3.2 years
Ranch Hand 2.7 years
Stable Attendant 2.1 years
Barn Hand 2.0 years
Stable Hand 2.0 years
Field Hand 1.7 years
Wrangler 1.5 years
Top Careers Before Stable Hand
Cashier 18.4%
Volunteer 9.2%
Internship 8.7%
Server 5.2%
Waitress 5.2%
Hostess 3.7%
Assistant 3.7%
Farm Hand 2.9%
Manager 2.2%
Top Careers After Stable Hand
Cashier 15.2%
Internship 8.1%
Server 6.6%
Volunteer 5.5%
Assistant 3.7%
Waitress 3.5%
Farm Hand 3.1%
Manager 2.9%
Hostess 2.8%
Nanny 2.6%

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Stable Hand Demographics

Gender

Female

72.6%

Male

19.1%

Unknown

8.3%
Ethnicity

White

70.0%

Black or African American

10.4%

Hispanic or Latino

10.1%

Asian

6.3%

Unknown

3.2%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

62.2%

German

8.9%

French

8.9%

Chinese

4.4%

Carrier

4.4%

Danish

2.2%

Japanese

2.2%

Mandarin

2.2%

Russian

2.2%

Arabic

2.2%
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Stable Hand Education

Schools

University of Wisconsin - River Falls

9.8%

University of New Hampshire

8.1%

Delaware Valley University

6.0%

Pennsylvania State University

6.0%

University of Findlay

5.6%

University of Connecticut

5.6%

Michigan State University

5.1%

State University of New York College of Agriculture & Technology at Morrisville

4.7%

University of Vermont

4.7%

University of Kentucky

4.7%

Clemson University

4.7%

State University of New York College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill

4.3%

Cazenovia College

3.8%

William Woods University

3.8%

University of Pennsylvania

3.8%

Texas A&M University

3.8%

University of Minnesota - Crookston

3.8%

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

3.8%

University of Massachusetts Amherst

3.8%

Liberty University

3.8%
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Majors

Business

11.8%

Animal Science

11.7%

Medical Assisting Services

10.6%

Biology

8.2%

Criminal Justice

5.9%

Agricultural Production Operations

5.6%

Psychology

5.6%

General Studies

5.3%

Agricultural And Domestic Animal Services

4.9%

Nursing

4.7%

Liberal Arts

3.6%

Environmental Science

3.4%

Veterinary Science

3.1%

English

2.7%

Education

2.6%

Fine Arts

2.5%

Agricultural Business

2.4%

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

1.8%

Agriculture

1.8%

Zoology

1.8%
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Degrees

Bachelors

39.6%

Other

34.7%

Associate

16.5%

Certificate

4.9%

Masters

2.7%

Diploma

0.9%

License

0.4%

Doctorate

0.2%
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Top Skills for A Stable Hand

  1. Barn Maintenance
  2. Clean Stalls
  3. Sale Horses
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Care and feed horses, routine barn maintenance.
  • Clean stalls, pens, and equipment, using disinfectant solutions, brushes, shovels, water hoses, and/or pumps.
  • Prepared sale horses for customers, including riding time and videos.
  • Care for all horses, minor maintenance around the property, teach beginner lessons, get horses ready for shows
  • Conditioned Horses Administered Medications & Treatments Prepared & Administered Feed Updated Exercise Charts Arena & Facility Maintenance Assisted with Appointments

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