Chicken and Fish Butcher

Butcher and clean fowl, fish, and shellfish preparatory to cooking.
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Salary Range
$16,000 – $28,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Chicken and Fish Butchers do?

Butchers and cleans fowl, fish, and shellfish preparatory to cooking: Cleans and prepares fowl, fish, and shellfish, using knife and fork. Discards inedible parts. Cuts up fowl, using knife and cleaver or bandsaw. Bones game fowl and fish, using boning knife. Reshapes boned fowl into natural form for cooking and serving. Cuts fillets and steaks from fish. May butcher poultry in retail establishment and be designated Sales Clerk, Fresh Poultry.

Should I be a Chicken and Fish Butcher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.

  • Also known as: Butcher, Chicken and Fish, Chicken-and-Fish Cleaner, Fruit and Vegetable Parer, Poultry-and-Fish Butcher

    How to become a Chicken and Fish Butcher

    Most Chicken and Fish Butchers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:a9faaf&chl=|no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%287%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29||doctorate+%287%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,84
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