Animal Science Career Options

Students earning an animal science degree from UF benefit from a wide variety of career options.  

Our goal is to help you obtain your degree and help lead you on the right career path with up-to-date knowledge, hands-on experience, and a solid educational background.

If you're interested in our pre-veterinary medicine emphasis then you'll be excited to know that the need for veterinarians will increase by 9 percent (faster than average) from 2014 to 2024, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.  Those with specializations and prior work experience should have the best job opportunities. 

Some career choices for students holding an animal science degree could include (but are not limited to):

  • ​Agri-business Finance Specialist
  • Agri-business Insurance Specialist
  • Agri-business Marketing Specialist
  • Agri-business Real Estate Specialist
  • Agriculture and Food Scientist
  • Animal Scientist
  • Animal Care Specialist 
  • Animal Handler
  • Animal Behaviorist
  • Animal Facility Manager
  • Animal Pharmaceuticals Sales
  • Artificial Insemination Technician
  • Beef Consultant
  • Breeding Manager
  • Dairy Consultant
  • Embryo Transfer Technician
  • Farm Building Salesman
  • Farm Cooperative Feed Manager
  • Farm Equipment Sales
  • Feed Sales
  • Fertilizer Sales
  • Food Product Developer/Researcher
  • Food Processing Engineer
  • Laboratory Animal Technician
  • Nutritionist
  • Poultry Unit Manager
  • Swine Consultant
  • Research Farm Manager
  • Research & Development Food Technologist
  • USDA Meat Inspection/Grading Service

Click here to find out what some of our alumni are doing!

To get started with your internship or summer job search, contact the Office of Internships and Placement.