Government Agency USDA Career

If you work on staff for the United States Department of Agriculture, you are working for a national organization that provides leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on public policy, the best available science, and effective management.  The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) is made up of 29 agencies and offices with nearly 100,000 employees who serve the American people at more than 4,500 locations across the country and abroad.  Within this Department is a broad spectrum of federal government jobs geared toward the subsector of Animal Science.  Just a few of these job titles include Animal Research Physiologist, Veterinary Medical Officer, Poultry Scientist, Wildlife Biologist, and Animal and Plant Health Inspector.

 

Duties:

With the broad spectrum of Animal Science careers within the USDA, duties and tasks are job title specific.  Visit USDA for further and particular information.

Job Outlook

Median annual salaries are job title specific.  Visit USDA for further and particular information.

 

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