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Career and Education Opportunities for Butchers in Mississippi

Mississippi has a population of 2,951,996, which has grown by 3.77% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Magnolia State," Mississippi's capital and largest city is Jackson.

There are currently 1,190 working butchers in Mississippi; this should grow 15% to about 1,370 working butchers in the state by 2016. This is better than the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for butchers are expected to grow by about 1.5%. Butchers generally cut, trim, or prepare consumer-sized portions of meat for use or sale in retail establishments.

Butchers earn approximately $12 hourly or $25,040 yearly on average in Mississippi. Nationally they average about $13 per hour or $28,290 yearly. Butchers earn more than people working in the category of Food generally in Mississippi and more than people in the Food category nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 1,558,262 jobs in Mississippi. The average annual income was $30,383 in 2008, up from $29,542 in 2007. The unemployment rate in Mississippi was 9.6% in 2009, which has grown by 2.8% since the previous year. Approximately 16.9% of Mississippi residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Mississippi include furniture product manufacturing, household furniture cabinet manufacturing, and household furniture manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Medgar Evers Museum, the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science, and the Glory of Baroque Dresden Exhibition.

CITIES WITH Butcher OPPORTUNITIES IN Mississippi


JOB DESCRIPTION: Butcher

Butcher video from the State of New Jersey Dept. of Labor and Workforce Development

In general, butchers cut, trim, or prepare consumer-sized portions of meat for use or sale in retail establishments.

Every day, butchers are expected to be able to move quickly in order to hold onto or control objects and devices. They need to see details at a very fine level of focus. It is also important that they evaluate problems as they arise.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Mississippi include:

  • Meat Cutter. Use hand tools to perform routine cutting and trimming of meat, poultry, and fish.

LOCATION INFORMATION: Mississippi

Mississippi
Mississippi photo by Nathan Culpepper

Mississippi has a population of 2,951,996, which has grown by 3.77% over the past decade. Nicknamed the "Magnolia State," Mississippi's capital and biggest city is Jackson. In 2008, there were a total of 1,558,262 jobs in Mississippi. The average annual income was $30,383 in 2008, up from $29,542 the previous year. The unemployment rate in Mississippi was 9.6% in 2009, which has grown by 2.8% since the previous year. About 16.9% of Mississippi residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in Mississippi include furniture product manufacturing, household furniture cabinet manufacturing, and household furniture manufacturing. Notable tourist destinations include the Audubon Society Jackson Chapter, the Manship House Museum, and the Glory of Baroque Dresden Exhibition.