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Animal Sciences and Industry

Career Opportunities


Career opportunities are abundant and wide-ranging in the field of animal sciences. Possible careers include: animal technician, animal health sales representative, research associate, quality assurance technician, agriculture loan officer, cattle ranch manager, pork producer, feedlot manager, animal feed manufacturing manager, nutrition consultant, veterinary assistant, and grain merchandiser.

In recent years, Animal Sciences & Industry graduates were hired to work for companies such as Merck Animal Health, Cargill, Elanco Animal Health, Seaboard Foods, Kansas State University Research & Extension, Animal Health International, Nestle Purina PetCare Company, Cactus Feeders, Simmons Pet Food, Kansas Department of Agriculture and Dairy Farmers of America. Others include:

Merck Animal Health
Seaboard Foods
Innovative Livestock Services, Inc.
John Morrell Food Group
Indiana Packers Corporation
Tyson Foods
Simmons Pet Food
Hill's Pet Nutrition
Helping Hands Humane Society
Nestle Purina PetCare Company


For information about the ASI career opportunities, contact: Karol Fike at 785-532-1104 or karol@ksu.edu