In the process of slaughtering a deboning career involves slaughtering beef, sheep, goat, fish, pork and/or poultry by boning or deboning meat to meet compliance standards and targets.
What responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
A high school diploma is required for a deboning career and advanced training or an associate’s degree in meat science may be preferred for some careers.
To pursue a career as a Slaughter Processer – Deboning:
The following high school courses are recommended: agricultural education, mathematics, culinary courses and computer courses.
Where can I work?
You will find deboning jobs with large food processing companies, or may also work at smaller independent animal processing facilities.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The future outlook for slaughter processors – deboning will be fair over the next five years.
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