First-Line Supervisors of Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Workers
- Observe animals for signs of illness, injury, or unusual behavior; notifying veterinarians or managers as warranted.
- Monitor animal care, maintenance, or breeding; or packing and transfer activities to ensure work is done correctly.
- Train workers in animal care procedures, maintenance duties, and safety precautions.
- Treat animal illnesses or injuries, following experience or instructions of veterinarians.
- Assign tasks such as feeding and treatment of animals, and cleaning and maintenance of animal quarters.
- Perform the same animal care duties as subordinates.
- Prepare reports concerning facility activities, employees' time records, and animal treatment.
- Confer with managers to determine production requirements, conditions of equipment and supplies, and work schedules.
- Study feed, weight, health, genetic, or milk production records in order to determine feed formulas and rations and breeding schedules.
- Direct and assist workers in maintenance and repair of facilities.
The data sources for the information displayed here include: O*NET™ 16.0; US Department of Labor (BLS); Virginia Workforce Connection.
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National: - 1.5%
High School Diploma
Three: Medium Preparation Needed
Moderately High ($36,000 - $49,999)