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Job Title: Horse Farrier

Description: Provide hoof and foot care for horses. Majority of work entails trimming and shoeing horses.

Degree Required: VT

  • Vocational trainingis an educational program that specifically prepares an individual to work in a chosen field. By contrast, a college undergraduate degree focuses on developing an individual's all-around intelligence and critical-thinking skills, but may not prepare an individual for a specific job, depending on the major that is chosen.

Skills Required: Farm animal care, Good hand-eye coordination, Independent worker, Learns on the job, Mechanically inclined, Managing financial resources, Oral communication skills

Market Sector: Farm/Ranch, Self-Employed

Relative Salary:  $$$$

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    Since each person surveyed may have a different viewpoint as to what constitutes an average salary, and since salary is often commensurate with years of experience, the number of dollar signs should not be regarded as an absolute, but only as an indicator.