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Career and Education Opportunities for Butchers

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

Select a state from the map below to find education opportunities to begin your Butcher career.


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

Butchers ready special cuts of meat ordered by customers. Finally, butchers cut and grind meats, such as beef and fish.

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.