Our work is improving life for billions, and you can be part of it.

Poultry is our state’s No. 1 industry, and food is one of the greatest commodities in the world. Whether your work is in the research lab, the boardroom or the production line, you’ll have no shortage of career opportunities. In both the Food Science and Poultry Science fields, dedicated employees with excellent problem-solving skills and experience in a wide range of training are valuable assets. Currently, the industry has more jobs than graduates per year, which means if you work hard, you can find yourself in a position to accept a position within the career track you’ve always wanted.

What can you do with your degree?

From Production Manager on the front lines of quality and safety assurance, to the  C.E.O. of a company within the vast industry of Poultry, there are hundreds of job opportunities waiting for you beyond graduation. Here are some examples of companies our students have gone on to work for:

  • Blue Bell Creameries
  • Sara Lee
  • Pilgrim’s Pride
  • Kellog’s 
  • Tyson Foods
  • Aviagen
  • Dixie Egg Company
  • Wayne Farms
  • Cal-Maine

Their work continues to improve lives today

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Melvin Carter
Food Engineering Services Team Leader and DOD Combat Feeding Directorate, Natick Soldier Research Development and Engineering Center — Natick, Massachusetts…
Randall Ennis, Poultry Science Alumni
Randall Ennis
President, World Poultry Foundation…
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Jason Shell
Vice President of Food Safety and Quality Assurance for USA Proteins, Keystone Foods — Huntsville, Alabama…

Poultry & Food Science Job Board

Auburn University Poultry Science Department Research Unit

Curious about the job market for Poultry & Food Science graduates? Graduating soon and ready to apply? Check out our Poultry & Food Science job board to see available positions in the industry today.

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