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Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

in Massachusetts

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.

Occupation Projection for Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals

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Title Employment Change Average Annual Typical education needed for entry
2016 2026 Level Percent Exits Transfers Change Openings
452093  Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals 1,135 1,324 189 16.65 % 45 140 19 204 No formal educational credential 

Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Economic Research
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