Undergraduate: Career Services

When you join the Department of Animal Sciences, you not only join a department, a college, and a university, you join a legacy—a legacy joined by thousands of other alumni. Our alumni are working in the agricultural and allied industries all over the state of Ohio, the U.S., and the world. They are working with breed and trade organizations to promote their industries, as lab technicians testing food samples for food-borne illnesses, as trainers of service canines for the physically challenged, as animal nutrition consultants to help producers optimize their animals’ growth and health, as managers of their own farm operations, as researchers discovering new genes that impact economically relevant traits or creating DNA-marker technology for optimizing selection and management, as sales people selling pharmaceutical products, or as technicians using artificial insemination and embryo transfer technologies to breed animals. Some have gone on to veterinary, medical, or other allied health schools and are providing healthcare services for animals and humans. There is a world of opportunity waiting for you.

Career Tools

Additional Career Tools (resume builder & templates, cover letters, etc.) are available on the left-side bar.

Career Opportunities

Find a sampling of career fields listed under each of the Areas of Interest on this site (click on a name to go to the page): Beef CattleCompanion Animals & Pet IndustriesDairy CattleEquineMeat ScienceNutritionPoultrySheep ScienceSwineVeterinary Science & Medicine (or Veterinary Technology).

Career Examples

Law

  • Agricultural Lobbyist
  • Animal & Wildlife Lawyer
  • Equine Lawyer
  • Energy Lawyer

Medical

  • Veterinary Practitioner
  • Veterinary Toxicologist
  • Veterinary Anesthesiologist
  • Veterinary Behaviorist
  • Veterinary Dermatologist
  • Veterinary Emergency Care
  • Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Veterinary Geneticist
  • Veterinary Microbiologist
  • Veterinary Nutritionist
  • Veterinary Ophthalmologist
  • Veterinary Pathologist
  • Veterinary Epidemiologist
  • Veterinary Public Hlth Inspector
  • Veterinary Radiologist
  • Veterinary Zoologist
  • Veterinary Medical Officer
  • Veterinary Technologist
  • Clinical Pharmacologist
  • Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Medical Doctor
  • Pharmacist
  • Dentist
  • Optometrist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physicians Associate
  • Medical Dietetics
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Dental Hygiene

Research

  • Animal Research Associate
  • Animal Research Attendant
  • Animal Modeling Lab Head
  • Animal Research Ops. Mgr.
  • Animal Surgery Technician
  • Equine Orthopedic Researcher
  • Lab Animal Technician
  • Nutritional R&D Associate
  • Poultry Center Research Asst.
  • Research Geneticist
  • Risk Assessment Scientist

Behavior & Welfare

  • Applied Animal Behaviorist
  • Animal Assisted Therapist
  • Animal Care Inspector (APHIS)
  • Animal Control Officer
  • Associate Neuroscientist
  • Bird Trainer
  • Canine Day Camp Instructor
  • Director of Animal Training
  • Director of Animal Welfare
  • Dolphin Trainer
  • Equine Appraiser
  • Equine Mgmt. & Behvr. Lecturer
  • Equine Trainer
  • Equine Transportation Specialist
  • Lead Therapeutic Canine Trainer
  • Police Canine Consultant
  • Mammalogist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Mounted Police Trainer
  • Pet Groomer
  • Primatologist
  • Professor, Animal Welfare
  • Riding Instructor
  • Swine Welfare Field Advisor
  • Veterinary Social Worker
  • Zoo Keeper/Curator

Nutrition

  • Animal Nutrition Plant Mgr.
  • Animal Nutri. Prod. Supervisor
  • Avian Nutritionist
  • Beef Cattle Feed Specialist
  • Beef Nutrition Consultant
  • Broiler & Layer Nutritionist
  • Canine Nutrition Consultant
  • Canine Treat Formulator
  • Cattle Feeding Manager
  • Chemical Applicator
  • Dairy Nutrition Consultant
  • Equine Nutrition Consultant
  • Exotic Animal Nutritionist
  • Feedlot Nutrition Specialist
  • Grain Elevator Manager
  • Grain Elevator Superintendent
  • Nutritional Biochemist Prof.
  • Pet Care Nutrition Technician
  • Pet Foods Research Associate
  • Sheep & Goat Nutritionist
  • Swine Nutrition Consultant

Genetics

  • Asst. Professor of Immunology
  • Beef Cattle Geneticist
  • Commercial Services Director
  • Dairy Cattle Geneticist
  • Canine Geneticist
  • Equine Geneticist
  • Genetic Field Representative
  • Genetic Research Director
  • Genomic Testing Technologist
  • Immunodiagnostic Scientist
  • Pharmacogenomic Scientist
  • Poultry Geneticist
  • Professor of Genomics
  • Quantitative Geneticist
  • Rodent Geneticist
  • Semen Sexing Technician
  • Sheep & Goat Geneticist
  • Swine Geneticist
  • Therapeutic Biotechnologist
  • Thoroughbred Pedigree Analyst
  • Seedstock Producer
  • Virologist
  • VP of Breeding Services
  • Zoo Genetic Manager

Physiology

  • Animal Pathologist
  • Artificial Insemination Tech.
  • Breeding & Farrowing Manager
  • Breeding Program Specialist
  • Canine Rehabilitationist
  • Cell Biologist
  • Clinical Pharmacokineticist
  • Cow-calf Producer
  • Egg Producer/ Layer
  • Embryologist
  • Embryo Transfer Technician
  • Environ. Repro. Toxicologist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Equine Exercise Physiologist
  • Equine Massage Therapist
  • Equine Sports Rehab. Specialist
  • Farrier
  • Integrative Animal Physiologist
  • Mammary Biologist
  • Pathologist
  • Public Health Scientist
  • Purebred Canine Breeder
  • Reproductive Physiologist
  • Sheep/Goat Producer
  • Therapeutic Riding Instructor
  • Vaccine Quality Assurance Mgr.
  • Wildlife Biologist
  • Wildlife Rehabilitation Specialist

Management

  • Animal Care Manager (Zoo Div.)
  • Animal Shelter Manager
  • Animal Waste Mgmt. Ext. Agent
  • Breeding/Farrowing Manager
  • Broiler Manager
  • Broodmare Assistant Manager
  • Broodmare Manager
  • Cattle Feedlot Processor
  • Companion Animal Dept. Mgr.
  • Dairy Plant Manager
  • Dairy Young Stock Manager
  • Diagnostic Laboratory Manager
  • Dog Bakery Manager
  • Doggy Day Care Manager
  • Elephant Program Manager
  • Equine Boarding Stable Mgr.
  • Farm General Manager
  • Feed Ingredient Purchasing Mgr
  • Laboratory Research Manager
  • Livestock Prod. Program Mgr.
  • Livestock Ranch Manager
  • Mammal Conservation Manager
  • Parlor Manager
  • Pet Store Assistant Manger
  • Poultry Hatchery Manager
  • Ranch Foreman
  • Ranch Manager
  • Safety Manager
  • Supply Chain Manager
  • Stallion Assistant Manager
  • Stallion Manager
  • Swine Section Manager
  • Thoroughbred Barn Foreman
  • Veterinary Practice Manager
  • Wean-Market Operations Dir.
  • Yearling Assistant Manager
  • Yearling Manager
  • Zoo Assistant Manager

Sales & Marketing

  • Asst. Product Mktg. Manager
  • Beef Improvement Sales Rep.
  • Beef Nutrition Sales Rep.
  • Bloodstock Agent
  • Breed Assoc. Mktg & Sales Rep.
  • Cattle Buyer
  • Cattle Marketing Specialist
  • Commodity Merchant
  • Director of Marketing
  • Dairy Technical Sales Manager
  • Equine Feed Sales Rep.
  • Equine Insurance Agent
  • Equine Products Sales Rep.
  • Large Animal Pharm. Sales Rep.
  • Meats Marketing Manager
  • Pet Care Brand Manager
  • Pet Insurance Agent
  • Poultry Equipment Sales Mgr.
  • Pharm. Regional Sales Rep.
  • Sales Account Representative
  • Show Supply Sales Associate
  • Swine Equipment Sales Rep.
  • Pet Pharmaceutical Sales Rep.
  • Zoo Development Director

Communications

  • Assoc. Public Relations Manager
  • Assoc. Outreach Programs Dir.
  • Breed Assoc. Advertising Mgr.
  • Breed Assoc. Advertising Sales
  • Breed Assoc. Accounts Manager
  • Breed Assoc. Events Director
  • Breed Assoc. Executive Dir.
  • Breed Assoc. Industry Relations
  • Breed Assoc. Foundation Dir.
  • Breed Assoc. Operations Dir.
  • Breed Assoc. Web Editor
  • Breed Magazine Assistant Editor
  • Breed Magazine Consultant
  • Breed Magazine Designer
  • Breed Magazine Editor
  • Breed Magazine Production Mgr
  • Breed Magazine Writer
  • Director, Membership Services
  • Equine Photographer
  • Livestock Auctioneer
  • Livestock Photographer
  • Livestock Web Designer
  • Pet Photographer
  • Poultry Assoc. Media Mgr.
  • Zoo Public Relations Manager

Education

  • Animal Science Professor
  • Beef Extension Agent
  • Breed Assoc. Jr. Activities Coor.
  • Breed Assoc. Jr. Activities Dir.
  • Companion Animal Ext. Agent
  • Cow-Calf Extension Specialist
  • Dairy Cattle Extension Agent
  • Equine Extension Agent
  • Equine Youth Camp Instructor
  • Poultry Extension Agent
  • Sheep Extension Agent
  • Swine Extension Agent
  • 4-H Youth Develop. Specialist
  • Zoo Bilingual Education Dir.
  • Zoo Camp Programs Supervisor
  • Zoo Education Curator
  • Zoo Education Director
  • Zoo Presenter-Performer
  • Zoo Education Specialist

Meat Science

  • Analytical Microbiology Testing
  • Consumer Safety Inspector
  • Corporate Chef
  • Culinary Support Specialist
  • Distribution/Warehouse Mgr.
  • Food Compliance Officer
  • Food Pathogen Detector
  • Instrumentation Specialist
  • Meats District Sales Manager
  • Meats Team Leader
  • Meat Process. Operation Mgr.
  • Meats Project Specialist
  • Operations Manager
  • Packaging Supervisor
  • Plant Quality Manager
  • Plant Safety Supervisor
  • Plant Maintenance Supervisor
  • Processing Plant Supervisor
  • Product Development Specialist
  • Product Development Manager
  • Product Terminal Manager
  • Production Supervisor
  • Quality Assurance Chemist
  • Quality Assurance Asst. Dir.
  • Quality Assurance Director
  • Quality Assurance Inspector
  • Quality Assurance Supervisor
  • Raw Material Coordinator
  • Research & Design Chemist
  • Safety/Processing Mgr.
  • Sensory Testing Specialist
  • Tech. Meat Application Spclst.
  • Technical Service Manager
  • Value-Added Specialist