A number of graduates have begun their poultry careers supervising broiler or growing operations or in the production of table or hatching eggs. Others become supervisors in processing plants, feedmills, or hatcheries. Others work for equipment manufacturers and for the firms supplying medicines, vaccines, and sanitation supplies. Still others enter education and communication fields such as extension and agricultural education.

Students who qualify may continue their studies for advanced degrees in graduate programs. Graduate study in nutrition, physiology, genetics, parasitology, or management may lead to careers in teaching and/or research.

Current Internship and Job Opportunities

Careers in poultry science include:

  • Agricultural Production
  • Avian Animal Trainer and Caretaker
  • Avian Biologist
  • Avian Research Technician
  • Avian Writer and/or Photographer
  • Biologist
  • Breeding Supervisor
  • Broiler Manager
  • Career in Poultry or Animal Agriculture

  • Complex Compliance Officer
  • County Extension Agent
  • Dentistry
  • Exotic Bird Breeder
  • Feed Inspector
  • Flock Supervisor
  • Food Scientist
  • Government Agencies
  • Hatchery Manager
  • Human Medicine

  • Lab Technician
  • Laboratory Research and Development
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Poultry Specialist
  • Production Manager
  • Quality Assurance Management Trainee
  • Turkey Grower
  • Veterinary Medicine
  • Vocational Agriculture Teacher