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Career and Education Opportunities for Meat Cutters in Mississippi

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

Currently, 9,420 people work as meat cutters in Mississippi. This is expected to grow 27% to about 11,960 people by 2016. This is better than the nation as a whole, where employment opportunities for meat cutters are expected to grow by about 6.4%. Meat cutters generally use hand tools to perform routine cutting and trimming of meat, poultry, and fish.

Meat cutters earn about $9 per hour or $20,740 per year on average in Mississippi and about $10 hourly or $21,810 yearly on average nationally. Incomes for meat cutters are not quite as good as in the overall category of Food in Mississippi, and not quite as good as the overall 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 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 Mississippi Museum of Art, the International Museum of Muslim Cultures, and the Medgar Evers Museum.

CITIES WITH Meat Cutter OPPORTUNITIES IN Mississippi


JOB DESCRIPTION: Meat Cutter

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

In general, meat cutters use hand tools to perform routine cutting and trimming of meat, poultry, and fish.

Every day, meat cutters are expected to be able to evaluate problems as they arise. They need to control objects and devices with precise control. It is also important that they articulate ideas and problems.

Similar jobs with educational opportunities in Mississippi include:

  • Butcher. Cut, trim, or prepare consumer-sized portions of meat for use or sale in retail establishments.

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.