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Career and Education Opportunities for Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Workers in South Dakota

South Dakota has a population of 812,383, which has grown by 7.62% over the past 10 years. Nicknamed the "Mount Rushmore State," its capital is Pierre, though its biggest city is Sioux Falls.

Animal husbandry and animal care workers generally directly supervise and coordinate activities of animal husbandry or animal care workers.

Animal husbandry and animal care workers earn approximately $18 per hour or $39,350 yearly on average in South Dakota. Nationally they average about $19 per hour or $39,750 yearly. Animal husbandry and animal care workers earn the same as people working in the category of Farm and Forestry Management generally in South Dakota and the same as people in the Farm and Forestry Management category nationally.

In 2008, there were a total of 566,490 jobs in South Dakota. The average annual income was $38,644 in 2008, up from $36,428 the previous year. The unemployment rate in South Dakota was 4.8% in 2009, which has grown by 1.7% since the previous year. Approximately 21.5% of South Dakota residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in South Dakota include nonstore retailers, gasoline stations with convenience stores, and sign manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Washington Pavilion of Arts and Science, the Adventurepark, and the Deals Publications Inc.

CITIES WITH Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Worker OPPORTUNITIES IN South Dakota


JOB DESCRIPTION: Animal Husbandry and Animal Care Worker

In general, animal husbandry and animal care workers directly supervise and coordinate activities of animal husbandry or animal care workers.

Every day, animal husbandry and animal care workers are expected to be able to evaluate problems as they arise. It is also important that they articulate ideas and problems.

LOCATION INFORMATION: South Dakota

South Dakota
South Dakota photo by Dean Franklin

South Dakota has a population of 812,383, which has grown by 7.62% in the last 10 years. Nicknamed the "Mount Rushmore State," its capital is Pierre, though its most populous city is Sioux Falls. In 2008, there were a total of 566,490 jobs in South Dakota. The average annual income was $38,644 in 2008, up from $36,428 the previous year. The unemployment rate in South Dakota was 4.8% in 2009, which has grown by 1.7% since the previous year. Roughly 21.5% of South Dakota residents have college degrees, which is lower than the national average.

The top industries in South Dakota include nonstore retailers, gasoline stations with convenience stores, and sign manufacturing. Notable tourist attractions include the Pettigrew Home & Museum, the Sioux Falls City, and the Old Courthouse Museum.