Fishing and Hunting Workers:

Hunt, trap, catch, or gather wild animals or aquatic animals and plants. May use nets, traps, or other equipment. May haul catch onto ship or other vessel.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 333
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 6.10 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Critical Thinking
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Technology and Tool Usage
Following Directions
Oral Communication
Resource Management
Written Communication

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Care for animals
Handle wild, domestic, or farm animals
Provide food and water to wild, domestic, or farm animals
Groom animals for beautification or health
Treat animal injuries or illnesses
Develop relationship with animals to facilitate training and care
Care for plants
Provide animal medical health care
Perform animal dental cleanings
Capture animals or insects for control, identification, relocation, sale, or research
Hunt animals to capture or kill
Locate animals for fishing or hunting purposes
Enforce laws, ordinances, or regulations
Issue warnings or citations
Handle wild and colony-maintained insects
Provide food and water to colony insects
Attract predatory and game animals using audible calls
Slaughter animals, fish, or poultry for food
Employ firearms
Use weapons or physical force to maintain security
Control situations through non-lethal use of force
Identify public safety hazards
Move heavy objects in agricultural, farming, or forestry settings
Stand watch on vessel
Load agricultural or forestry products for shipment
Clean rooms, floors, or facilities
Harvest agricultural or aquacultural crops
Cultivate agricultural and aquacultural crops for harvesting
Serve summonses or subpoenas
Move materials, equipment, or supplies
Repair wooden frameworks or structures
Stack containers, materials, or products
Load/Unload containers, materials, or products
Repair pens, yards, or cages
Apply herbicides, fertilizers, or pesticides
Train wild, domestic, or farm animals
Build enclosures such as pens, yards, and cages
Clean laboratory, healthcare, or medical equipment
Traverse difficult terrains

Handling and Moving Objects

Clean fish, animal, or meat carcasses
Tan animal pelts
Dress animal furs
Remove skin or other body parts from animals
Package goods for shipment or storage
Maintain proper animal feed levels and quality
Maintain inventories of materials, products, or goods
Package agricultural products for shipment or further processing
Position animal trapping or capture equipment
Prepare biological samples for testing or analysis
Prepare materials or solutions for animal or plant use
Collect biological specimens
Collect environmental data or samples
Preserve meat, poultry, or fish
Mix chemicals safely according to instructions
Prepare vaccines, biologicals, or serums
Collect samples for analysis or testing
Handle boat or ship tie-off lines
Sterilize laboratory, medical, or veterinary equipment or instruments
Cultivate microorganisms for study, testing, or medical preparations
Store meat, poultry, or fish to protect against decay or contamination
Collect blood or tissue samples
Set-up biological laboratory equipment

Analyzing Data or Information

Examine animals to detect illness, disease, or injury
Interpret animal habits, behaviors, or needs
Examine insects to detect illness, disease, or injury
Examine biological specimens
Perform biological testing
Analyze chemical compounds or substances
Analyze cellular, molecular, or biological compounds
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Conduct physical examinations
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Examine plants to detect illness, disease, or injury
Examine crime scenes to obtain evidence
Analyze chemical or biological data
Analyze biological material samples
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Analyze biological samples
Analyze blood samples
Isolate microorganisms
Perform Health, Safety, and Environment (HSE) related research
Interpret research data
Analyze ecosystem data

Getting Information

Study animal development
Conduct biological field research
Conduct biological research
Study development of microscopic organisms
Conduct vivisection for scientific research
Examine characteristics or behavior of living organisms
Study plant development
Develop biological research methods
Research microbiological or chemical processes or structures
Collect scientific or technical data
Collect statistical data
Conduct biological laboratory research or experiments
Research human or animal disease or parasites
Analyze adaptability of species to new environmental conditions
Conduct field trips
Investigate complaints, disturbances, or violations
Review maps to determine location or routes
Investigate criminal or illegal activity
Interview people to gather information about illegal or criminal activities

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Identify animal disease or parasites
Control animal and plant diseases through sanitation, cleanliness, and management procedures
Perform animal euthanasia
Breed animals to propagate stock or to develop new type
Identify insect disease or parasites
Inseminate animals using Artificial Insemination (AI)
Follow safety procedures and regulations in scientific or laboratory environments involving biological studies
Solve animal breeding problems
Discharge workers using employee dismissal guidelines
Implement company or staff policies
Diagnose electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Diagnose mechanical problems in machinery or equipment
Solve production problems

Equal Opportunity is the Law. (La Igualdad De Oportunidad Es La Ley.)
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