An artificial insemination technician inseminates animals with semen to assist impregnation in the breeding of livestock species.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A high school diploma is required and a degree in animal, poultry or equine science would be beneficial but it is not required. To perform certified A.I. work, you must have a certification in A.I. The National Association of Animal Breeders has determined some recommended standards for AI Training Schools/Certifications.
To pursue a career as an artificial insemination technician:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, biology, mathematics, anatomy and computer courses.
Where can I work? How much money will I make?
Most artificial insemination technicians are self-employed, but companies that are vertically integrated will also hire artificial insemination technicians.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The future outlook for an artificial insemination technician will be good over the next five years.
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