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Dairy Production Technician


A Dairy Production Technician Program will teach a student how to operate and maintain farm equipment that sustains farm sanitation, herd health and breeding; feeds the dairy herd, milks cows, and cares for calves. A typical Dairy Production Technician Program can last 2 years.

Upon graduation, a Dairy Production Technician will be expected to fully understand the process of caring, maintaining, and raising cattle. A graduate will also be well versed in the breeding of cattle and know how this can effect the quality of each product.

Careers

Farmers, Ranchers, and Agricultural Managers
Wage: $60,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 1.1%
Self Employed: 0.0%
Unemployment Rate: 1.1%
Employed Part Time: 9.3%

Education Requirements:
Bachelor's or higher degree, plus work experience
Precision Instrument and Equipment Repairers
Wage: $53,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 4.3%
Self Employed: 18.5%
Unemployment Rate: 2.2%
Employed Part Time: 10.1%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Industrial Machinery Mechanics and Millwrights
Wage: $47,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 9.0%
Self Employed: 2.5%
Unemployment Rate: 2.9%
Employed Part Time: 1.7%

Education Requirements:
Long-term on-the-job training
Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
Wage: $38,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 7.5%
Self Employed: 21.5%
Unemployment Rate: 4.4%
Employed Part Time: 9.8%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Helpers--Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Workers
Wage: $26,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 11.8%
Self Employed: 0.1%
Unemployment Rate: 10.7%
Employed Part Time: 22.7%

Education Requirements:
Short-term on-the-job training