Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) - Dairy Science
A program that focuses on the application of biological and chemical principles to the production and management of dairy animals and the production and handling of dairy products. Includes instruction in animal sciences, nutrition sciences, food science and technology, biochemistry, and related aspects of human and animal health and safety. Get more details and student breakdown below, including other Virginia schools that offer a dairy science degree. Students at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University who have completed this program in 2010-2011 have received the following degrees:
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Breakdown of Students That Completed the Dairy Science Program
The table below lists the number of students that have completed the dairy science program at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University for the 2010-2011 academic year.
Career Options For Graduates
Students who have completed this program, have entered into some of these more popular career paths listed below. The information covers overall job description, estimated salary and wages, along with job projections by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).
Crop and Livestock Managers
Farmers and Ranchers
Conduct research in the genetics, nutrition, reproduction, growth, and development of domestic farm animals. Read more about working environment, educational requirements, and potential salary of animal scientists in our career profile section.
Set up or maintain laboratory equipment and collect samples from crops or animals. Prepare specimens or record data to assist scientists in biology or related life science experiments. Read more about working environment, educational requirements, and potential salary of agricultural technicians in our career profile section.
Food Science Technicians
Perform standardized qualitative and quantitative tests to determine physical or chemical properties of food or beverage products. Read more about working environment, educational requirements, and potential salary of food science technicians in our career profile section.
Agricultural Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in the agricultural sciences. Includes teachers of agronomy, dairy sciences, fisheries management, horticultural sciences, poultry sciences, range management, and agricultural soil conservation. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research. Read more about working environment, educational requirements, and potential salary of agricultural sciences teachers, postsecondary in our career profile section.
First-Line Supervisors/Managers of Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Workers
Directly supervise and coordinate activities of animal husbandry or animal care workers. Read more about working environment, educational requirements, and potential salary of first-line supervisors of animal husbandry and animal care workers in our career profile section.
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