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Job Title: Technical Sales Support for a Feed Manufacturing Company

Description: Assist a team of feed salespeople through nutrition analysis and investigation of dietary problems. Advise the management team on what products to carry in the mills, meet with industry representatives to learn about new products, meet with University personnel to learn about new research and help to disseminate the information. Use the latest technology to analyze feedstuffs and evaluate non-nutritional factors that are affecting milk production and/or heard health on the farm.

Degree Required: PhD

  • Doctor of Philosophy (or doctoral degree) is intended to teach a student to carry out independent, autonomous research in a specific field.. This degree is often, but not always, completed after a Master's degree is earned. The length of study ranges from 3 - 6 years. On completion, a student presents and defends a dissertation (or thesis) before an academic panel.

Skills Required: Customer service skills, Farm animal care, Independent worker, Leadership abilities, Learns on the job, Mechanically inclined, Managing people, Mathematical thinker, Negotiator, Oral communication skills, Quick thinker, Record maintenance, Scientific thinker, Thinks outside the box, Time management skills, Teaching skills, Works under pressure, Written communication skills

Market Sector: Farm/Ranch, Industry

Relative Salary:  $$$$$$

  • We did not collect actual income range information in our survey. Instead we chose to express income range with a number of dollar signs, expressing relative salaries. A single $ is relatively low salary compared to the average, $$ - $$$ is average, and $$$$$ is much higher than average income.

    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.