Meat Cutting
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Meat cutting is a program that prepares individuals to receive, cut, and package animal meat products in commercial establishments and to function as licensed meat cutters/butchers. includes instruction in product recognition for beef, veal, lamb, pork, poultry, and fancy and smoked meats; retail and wholesale cutting and specialty cuts; packaging and counter display; shop safety; meat sanitation, storage and rotation; quality control; meat handling laws and regulations; and customer service.
Current award levels
Hover over the bars below to see how many people across the country completed a degree in meat cutting at each level last year.
01020300-1 Year Certificate1-2 Year CertificateAssociate's Degree
People with this degree have gone on to work in these careers
Butchers and Meat CuttersSlaughterers and Meat Packers
undefined majors work in these careers, which are sized by percentage of majors in the career (at least 1%) and colored by the predominant level of education.
High School
Race/origin of recent graduates
Here is an overview of race/origin for all meat cutting graduates from this last academic year.
Race/Origin
White
Black
Pacific Islander
Hispanic
Asian
American Indian
Multiracial
Not Reported
International
Context: Percentage of Minority Graduates
Minority students comprise a lower percentage of graduates than in 62% of other programs.
Gender
Of all people with any degree in meat cutting earned in the last academic year, 11% were women.
Gender
Men
Women
Context: Percentage women
This is a lower percentage of women than 85% of other programs.
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Recommended careers
Following are the jobs recommended for those who study this degree. These are listed in order of highest nationwide employment.
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Staring Salaries and College Debt by Award
How are students who recently completed a degree in Meat Cutting doing?

New data from College Scorecard gives us a glimpse into the earnings and debt for recent graduates in their first year or two after leaving school. Shown is the distribution of the medians reported for all schools with graduates in the given program/award level.

Starting salaries by award level
$23K$25K$29K$0$10K$20K$30K$40KBachelor's DegreeAssociate's DegreeCertificate
Median cumulative federal loan amount
$13K$18K$39K$0$10K$20K$30K$40K$50KBachelor's DegreeAssociate's DegreeCertificate
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What careers are recommended with this degree?

Is this degree preparing you for a career with a salary you want? Are there lots of openings in the near future? The Department of Education suggests these careers as a starting list, and Ididio hopes that if the career you're most interested in doesn't appear here, you will head over to our careers site and learn more about paths to your best career.

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Salary Spread
Salary distribution for people in this occupation
Median
Middle 50%
Middle 80%
How much school?
Education level of people in this occupation
High School
Some College
Bachelor's Degree
Master's Degree
Doctorate
Employed
The number of people employed in this occupation
Growth Rate
The projected percentage growth in employment for this occupation in 10 years
Annual Job Openings
The projected average number of job openings per year
Butchers and Meat Cutters
$0$200K$32K
135,500
2.9%
17,400
Slaughterers and Meat Packers
$0$200K$28K
77,600
2.3%
9,900
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What schools offer this program?
Explore schools that offer meat cutting degrees and certificates

We've created a list of schools that offer this program for the level you select. We've also chosen a few facts about each school that give you an idea of the educational quality each school might offer:

  • Student-Faculty Ratio: A small number of students per full-time instructor suggests individual attention for each student and an up-to-date curriculum.

  • Satisfaction Rate: A high percentage of returning first-year students should correlate with satisfaction (schools call this their retention rate).

  • Repayment Rate: A high repayment rate means most alumni earn enough to make progress repaying loans within 7 years of leaving.

We also show the total enrollment for the school as measured by full-time-equivalent (FTE) students enrolled annually. You can filter the list by award level and by state. Clicking on any table headers will sort the table by that column, and clicking on any row sends you to Ididio's school profile.

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School
State
Total enrollment
Student to Full-time Faculty Ratio
Average Net Price
Repayment Rate
6-year Completion Rate
Bridgerland Technical College
UT
815
9.4
$8,640
Eastern Oklahoma State College
OK
1,002
30.5
$5,014
46%
19%
GateWay Community College - Central City
AZ
518
32.7
$12,963
48%
Hinds Community College
MS
9,868
24.1
$4,089
38%
20%
Explore similar programs

Meat Cutting is part of a larger collection of programs: Culinary Services. Is there a different program that's close to Meat Cutting that might be a better match for your interests? You can use this table to see a little about the programs that fall under this umbrella. If you click on any of the table headers, that will sort the table by that column, or click on a row and see Ididio's profile for that program.

Program
Graduates
Award Levels
Less than Bachelor's
Bachelor's
Graduate
Gender
Men
Women
Race/Origin
White
Minority
International
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