Animal Nutrition Professor

Teach university students about animal nutrition.
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$42,000 – $129,000

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What do Animal Nutrition Professors do?

Humans consult a Nutritionist when faced with a disease, such as diabetes, or the need for a lifestyle change, such as weight loss. Animals look to a Nutritionist too, but only after the Nutritionist has taken classes from you, the Animal Nutrition Professor.

Scientists and Doctors are constantly looking for ways to improve the quality of life of animals in zoos, on farms, and in the wild. This involves finding cures for diseases, and improving nutrition. Students who aspire to do this kind of work must first earn degrees in Animal Nutrition, Veterinary Medicine, Zoology, and many other fields of animal studies. Animal Nutrition Professors put them on the road towards their diploma by imparting your passion on the topic.

Typical subjects include animal anatomy, genetics, and animal science. By the time students leave your classroom, they can win any game of animal trivial pursuit. They know what a gorilla eats, how a monkey digests food, and what a food allergy looks like in Fido, the family dog.

In order to relay this information, you prepare lesson plans and lectures. You also assign homework, research papers, and group projects, and give exams. Then you correct each assignment and record grades.

Animal Nutrition Professors typically teach more than one class, each with hundreds of students, and on top of that, they may have Internet correspondence students, too. In your spare time, you perform research of your own. That’s a lot of work! But with organization and communication skills, you get everything done, and get your students through the class and ready for the animal world.


Should I be an Animal Nutrition Professor?

You should have a doctoral degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Outside the Box Thinker: Your creative brainpower gets a workout as you come up with innovative ideas.
  • Logical Thinker: You take a step-by-step approach to analyze information and solve problems.

  • Also known as: Animal Nutrition Teacher, Environmental Conservation Professor

    How to Become an
    Animal Nutrition Professor

    Most Animal Nutrition Professors have a Doctorate. Start by getting your Bachelor's degree. Chart?chd=s:aaagd9&chl=|||bachelor%27s+%289%25%29|master%27s+%285%25%29|doctorate+%2885%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,85
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