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Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

Attend to live farm, ranch, or aquacultural animals that may include cattle, sheep, swine, goats, horses and other equines, poultry, finfish, shellfish, and bees. Attend to animals produced for animal products, such as meat, fur, skins, feathers, eggs, milk, and honey. Duties may include feeding, watering, herding, grazing, castrating, branding, de-beaking, weighing, catching, and loading animals. May maintain records on animals; examine animals to detect diseases and injuries; assist in birth deliveries; and administer medications, vaccinations, or insecticides as appropriate. May clean and maintain animal housing areas. Includes workers who shear wool from sheep, and collect eggs in hatcheries. 

Employment Outlook
Growth Rate Click for more information on Growth rate 1.3%
Openings Per Year Click for more information on Employment outlook 2,797
Wages
Median Hourly Click for more information on Entry Level Wage $14.42 per hour
Average Click for more information on Average Wage $31,200 per year
Education Needed Click for more information on Education needed Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate. 
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