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.
|Title||Employment||Change||Annual Average Openings||Typical education needed for entry|
|452093||Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals||1,032||1,084||52||5.04 %||33||5||28||No formal educational credential |
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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