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Animal Breeders and Technicians
The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment for animal breeders will decline by 8 percent through 2020. More sophisticated agricultural technology is enabling fewer breeders and technicians to do more work in a more efficient manner, which is reducing employment in the field. Despite this decline, there will continue to be good opportunities for animal breeders and technicians because there is high turnover in the field. Additionally, demand for more uniform products and an increasing foreign market may result in a need for more specially trained personnel.