Equine Employment Opportunities

The following listing of career opportunities in the horse industry is organized by educational requirements for specific careers, and then subdivided by general segments of the horse industry. You can also visit Equistaff.com to find current job opportunities in the Equine industry.

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Careers Requiring a Ph.D., Veterinary or Professional Degree from a College or University

  • Primary Careers Requiring Daily Contact with Horses and/or Horse Owner
    • Veterinarian
    • Extension Horse Specialist
    • Horse Feed Development Specialist
    • University Professor
    • Equine Veterinary Acupuncturist
    • Geneticist
    • Animal Nutritionist
  • Support Positions Not Requiring Daily Contact with Horses or Horse Owners
    • Dean of College of Agriculture
    • Dean of Veterinary School
  • Careers with Horse Shows or Rodeos
    • Horse Show Veterinarian
  • Careers in the Racing Industry
    • Track Veterinarian

Careers Requiring a Master's Degree From a College or University

  • Primary Careers Requiring Daily Contact with Horses and/or Horse Owners
    • University Instructor
    • Animal Behaviorist
    • Pedigree Analyst
    • Horse Feed Formulator
  • Support Positions Not Requiring Daily Contact with Horses or Horse Owners
    • Architect
    • Attorney
    • Financial Advisor
    • Agricultural Engineer
    • Accountant

Careers Requiring a Baccalaureate Degree From a College or University

  • Primary Careers Requiring Daily Contact with Horses and/or Horse
    • Extension Educator or County Agriculture Agent
    • College Instructor
    • Clinician
    • Mounted Policeman
    • Transportation Specialist
    • Riding Instructor/Coach
    • Breeder
    • Identification Maker
    • Stunt Rider/Double in Movies
    • Youth Director
    • Rehabilitation Therapist
    • Farm Manager
    • Technical School Teacher
    • Trainer
    • Veterinarian's Assistant
    • Horse Auctioneer
    • Stallion Manager
    • Laboratory Technician
    • Bloodstock Agent
    • Animal Abuse Investigator
    • Humane Society Official
    • Artificial Inseminator
    • Stable Manager
    • Veterinary Technician
    • Farrier / Corrective Shoeing
    • Broodmare Manager
    • X-Ray Technician
  • Support Positions Not Requiring Daily Contact with Horses or Horse Owners
    • High School Agriculture Teacher
    • Agricultural Equipment Designer
    • Engineer
    • Agricultural Researcher
    • Actuary (Insurance representative)
    • Director of Public Relations or Executive Secretary of a Horse-Oriented Organization
    • Breed or Discipline Association Executive
    • Field Secretary
    • Lobbyist
    • State Director of Identification Services
    • Director of Technical School
    • Tailor or Clothing Buyer
    • Commercial Feed Manufacturer
    • Laboratory Technician
    • Director of Advertising (newspapers, magazines, horse publications)
    • Author (fiction or non-fiction)
    • Equine Journalist
    • Instructional Material Author
    • Sales of Agricultural Equipment
    • Pharmaceutical Sales
    • Insurance Sales
    • Advertising Space Designer
    • Landscape Architect
    • Auditor
    • Internal Auditor of Equestrian Organization
    • Horse Feed Wholesaler
    • Insurance Investigator
    • Agricultural and Research Economist
    • Museum Curator
    • Trade Press Editor
    • Business Manager of Horse Publication
    • Publisher of Horse Books
    • Land Consultant/Farm Realtor
  • Careers with Horse Shows or Rodeos
    • Timing Equipment
    • Security
  • Careers in the Racing Industry
    • Racing Chemist
    • Judge
    • Timing Equipment
    • Engineer
    • Racing Steward
    • Racing Secretary
    • Handicapper
    • Director of Mutuels
    • Security
    • Equine Tattoo Inspector
    • Racing Commissioner
    • Personnel
    • Mutuel Machine Maintenance
  • Careers Related to Horse Recreation
    • Trail Engineer
    • Park and Recreation Administrator
    • Recreation Planner

Careers Requiring One or Two Years of Education Beyond High School

  • Support Positions Not Requiring Daily Contact with Horses or Horse Owners
    • Film Distribution Specialist
    • Clothing Designer
    • Boot Manufacturer
    • Commercial Artist
    • Advertising Sales Manager
    • First Aid Personnel
    • Reporter/Journalist
    • Horse Trailer Designer
    • Web Page Designer
    • Film Editor
    • Blood Typing Specialist
    • Advertising Copywriter
    • Equestrian Portrait/Illustrator
    • Fire Prevention Specialist
    • Meeting Planner
    • Motion Picture/TV Writer Technician, Director, Camera Crew, Producer
    • Pest Control Specialist
  • Careers with Horse Shows or Rodeos
    • Horse Show Manager
    • Horse Show Receptionist
    • Fair/Exposition Manager
    • Inspector
    • Drug Inspector
    • Technical Representative
    • Technical Delegate
    • Judge
    • Steward
    • Course Designer (Jumps, Trail, etc)
    • Jump/Trail Obstacle Designer
    • Test Designer
    • Publicity Director
    • Lighting Director
    • Photographer
    • Referee
  • Careers in the Racing Industry
    • Publicity Staff
    • Maitre d Hotel
    • Track Manager
    • Horseman's Bookkeeper
    • Jockey
    • Driver
    • Mutuels Manager
    • Turf Club Director
    • Technical Representative
    • Comptroller
    • Trainer
    • Jockey Valet
    • Jockey's agent
    • Marketing/Publicity
  • Careers Related to Horse Recreation
    • Guest Ranch Host/Hostess
    • Parade Organizer
    • Country Club Manager
    • Field Master
    • Whipper-In
    • Professional Huntsman
    • Kennelman
 

This list was modified from material produced by the American Horse Council.

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