Do you see yourself involved in the multi-billion dollar Equine Industry?
Northeastern Junior College provides students with a variety of degree options to help you achieve your educational and career goals. As a whole the economic impact of the Equine Industry is roughly $122 billion with employment in the industry nearly 2 million jobs available. The industry also pays roughly $70 million in salaries.
The programs at Northeastern range from equine pre-veterinary science to equine training to equine business management. The educational opportunities within the area are endless with an indoor facility, onsite stalling, hands-on experience in the classroom and in the arena.
If you want to be apart of a growing industry check out our degree programs and be a part of Colorado's Premier Two-Year College.
Depending upon the degree the entry requirements will vary. Any degrees specializing in horse training require an interview and a riding test with the program coordinator, Cole Briggs at email@example.com.
The classroom and laboratory experience is hands-on in all equine degrees offered. Such experience provides real world knowledge that can be used in the industry.
The variety of work environments are vast based on the field of interest. Pre-veterinarian majors may eventually work as a clinical veterinarian or a traveling veterinarian. Equine trainers could potentially work indoors or out depending on their field.
Clubs available under the Equine Programs are:
Ranch Horse Versatility
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment of animal care and service workers is projected to grow 29 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations.
About 80,900 openings for animal care and service workers are projected each year, on average, over the decade. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.
Many people consider their pets to be a part of their family and are willing to pay more for pet care than pet owners have in the past. As more households include companion pets, employment of animal care and service workers in the pet services industry will continue to grow. Employment of animal care and service workers in kennels, grooming shops, and pet stores is projected to increase in order to keep up with the growing demand for animal care.
Equine Health and Service Careers
Professionals dedicated to equine health include the following professions:
Equine Dental Technician
Equine Veterinary Technician
Equine Management and Breeding
Individuals dedicated to the breeding and management sector of the industry include:
Boarding Stable Owner
Equine Pedigree Analyst
Horse Farm Manager
Riding Stable Owner
Stallion Booking Secretary
Riding and Training Careers
Individuals dedicated to the riding and training of horses in the industry. These individuals must be attentive to a horses behavior aspects and be aware of the high-risk positions they may be exposed too.
Dude Ranch Wrangler
Horse Show Judge
Therapeutic Riding Instructor
Equine Sales Careers
Individuals seeking jobs in this area have a knack for marketing and sales and wish to utilize their skills in the equine industry.
Equine Insurance Sales Agent
Equine Product Sales Representative
Feed Sales Representative
Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
Tack Shop Owners
Horse Racing Careers
Careers in the horses racing industry have a wide range and these individuals work with racehorses on a hands-on basis.
Clerk of Scales
Racing License Clerk
Other Equine Careers
There are many career paths that in the previously mentioned areas.
Equine Extension Agent
Mounted Police Officer
Equine Internships and Job Sites
There are many opportunities for equine internships that help individuals gain valuable hands-on experience in the horse industry.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics lists the median annual wage for animal caretakers was $28,600 in May 2021. The median annual wage for animal trainers was $31,280 in May 2021.
Agriculture Program Student Learning Outcomes:
- Produce a written document that clearly explains an agricultural concept.
- Analyze information and use critical thinking to solve an agricultural problem.
- Explain how agriculture relates to global, social, and cultural concepts.
- Develop skills useful in the agriculture industry or transfer to an agricultural degree.
- Apply scientific information and the scientific method to explain agricultural concepts.
Articulation agreement in Equine Science Degree with Designation with Colorado State University.