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Animal Scientists
(SOC Code : 19-1011)
in Los Angeles County

Conduct research in the genetics, nutrition, reproduction, growth, and development of domestic farm animals.



Los Angeles County is the same as Los Angeles-Long Beach-Glendale MD.
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California 20211st Qtr$56.66$34.08$43.09$71.67

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Program Title
Agricultural Animal Breeding
Agriculture, General
Animal Health
Animal Nutrition
Animal Sciences, General

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Top Tasks (Specific duties and responsibilities of this job.)
Communicate research findings to the scientific community, producers, and the public.
Study effects of management practices, processing methods, feed, or environmental conditions on quality and quantity of animal products, such as eggs and milk.
Study nutritional requirements of animals and nutritive values of animal feed materials.
Conduct research concerning animal nutrition, breeding, or management to improve products or processes.
Write up or orally communicate research findings to the scientific community, producers, and the public.
Advise producers about improved products and techniques that could enhance their animal production efforts.
Research and control animal selection and breeding practices to increase production efficiency and improve animal quality.
Develop improved practices in feeding, housing, sanitation, or parasite and disease control of animals.
Crossbreed animals with existing strains or cross strains to obtain new combinations of desirable characteristics.
Determine genetic composition of animal populations and heritability of traits, using principles of genetics.

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Top Skills used in this Job
Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
Science - Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others` actions.

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Top Abilities (Attributes of the person that influence performance in this job.)
Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
Category Flexibility - The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

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Top Work Values (Aspects of this job that create satisfaction.)
Achievement - Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment.
Recognition - Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious.

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Top Interests (The types of activities someone in this job would like.)
Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.

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