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Meatcutter


A Meatcutter Program will teach a student how to break down carcasses, cut meat to industry specification using hand and power tools in a safe and sanitary manner. A student will also learn how to order, handle and prepare for sale a variety of seafood products, manufacturers prepared meat products, and handles cured meat products for sale.

The Meatcutter Program can usually be completed within a 3 year time frame. Approx. 8 weeks of this training will be conducted through in-class instruction. After graduation, a Meatcutter will be expected to be well versed in standards related to pork, lamb, veal, seafood, and poultry.

Careers

Butchers and Meat Cutters
Wage: $31,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 1.9%
Self Employed: 1.1%
Unemployment Rate: 6.4%
Employed Part Time: 8.3%

Education Requirements:
Long-term on-the-job training
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
Wage: $25,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 12.7%
Self Employed: 1.2%
Unemployment Rate: 6.4%
Employed Part Time: 8.3%

Education Requirements:
Moderate-term on-the-job training
Meat, Poultry, and Fish Cutters and Trimmers
Wage: $23,000
10 Year Growth Rate: 10.9%
Self Employed: 1.1%
Unemployment Rate: 6.4%
Employed Part Time: 8.3%

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