Poultry Scientist

Conduct researches in breeding, feeding, and management of poultry.
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Salary Range
$34,000 – $117,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Poultry Scientists do?

Conducts research in breeding, feeding, and management of poultry: Examines selection and breeding practices to increase efficiency of production and improve quality of poultry products [ANIMAL BREEDER]. Studies nutritional requirements of various classes of poultry. Develops improved practices in incubation, brooding, feeding, rearing, housing, artificial insemination, and disease and parasite prevention and control. Studies effects of management practices and processing methods on quality of eggs and other poultry products. May specialize in artificial insemination.

Should I be a Poultry Scientist?

You should have a doctoral degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Persistent: You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Poultry Science Professor, Sericulturist, Veterinary Science Professor

    How to become a Poultry Scientist

    Most Poultry Scientists have a Doctorate. Start by getting your Bachelor's degree. Chart?chd=s:aaadz9&chl=|||bachelor%27s+%2825%25%29|master%27s+%2822%25%29|doctorate+%2853%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,0,53
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