MEAT YOUR FUTURE CAREER

It’s not as far away as you think.

No matter your area of interest, there is an exciting career in Wisconsin's meat industry awaiting you. We invite you to explore Meat Pathways and find your fit.​



 
Meat processing

Helping you meat your career

Your journey begins here.

Meat Pathways is led by the Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer Protection (DATCP)​ with the assistance of many partners, including the Wisconsin Association of Meat Processors, Wisconsin Technical College System, University of Wisconsin System, and Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction.

In January 2022, Governor Evers announced up to $5 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding for meat talent development programming​. This funding attracts students to meat careers, provides financial support to students in Wisconsin meat processing training programs, supports program development, and connects the meat processing industry with potential employees.

DATCP is working cooperatively with stakeholders and the industry to implement a program that strengthens Wisconsin's meat processing supply chain and workforce. ​

WHERE YOU ARE NOW

ALLIED INDUSTRY

Job examples:

  • Sales
  • Sanitation Expert / ​Consultants
  • Scientific Testing Laboratory

FOOD SAFETY

Job examples:

  • Food Engineer
  • Meat Scientist
  • Regulatory Specialist

BUSINESS

Job examples:

  • Farmer
  • Human Resources
  • Meat Retail Manager

MEAT PROCESSING

Job examples:

  • Harvester Floor Professionals​
  • Livestock Buyer
  • Quality Control

ANIMAL WELFARE

Job examples:

  • Barn Manager
  • Humane Harvest Certifier
  • Veterinary Technician

PET FOOD

Job examples:

  • Animal Nutritionist
  • Food Product Specialist
  • Veterinarian

CULINARY

Job examples:

  • Chef
  • Dietician
  • Ingredient Sourcing

RESEARCH & DEV

Job examples:

  • Equipment Engineering
  • Food Microbiologist
  • Lab Technician

MEAT SCIENCE

Job examples:

  • Animal Physiology
  • Biology/Meat Muscle Biology
  • Meat Microbiology​

Spend some time exploring​ and meat your future career!​

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