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Animal Scientist

Do you ever wonder who creates animals' food? That is one of the jobs of an animal scientist. Most animal scientists study livestock, like chickens, pigs and cows. Some, however, do work related to household animals like cats and dogs. Animal scientists study the diets of animals and try to create the best combination of foods for those animals to be healthy. If an animal scientist specializes in nutritional research, s/he may be called an Animal Nutritionist. Other areas of study are breeding, selection, management, marketing of beef products, and genetics. Animal scientists design and conduct experiments, do data analysis, and train assistants in research methods. They also work to improve animals' housing, sanitation and disease control.

Education Required: Bachelor's Degree is minimum. Masters degree preferred, especially for research jobs. A degree in animal, food science, biology, or chemistry is ideal.