Career Outlook for Slaughterers and Meat Packers

Also known as:  Beef Splitter, Cattle Killer, Halal Meat Packer, Hog Slaughterer, Meat Packer, Meat Processor, Poultry Slaughterer, Shochet, Slaughterer
The overall job outlook for Slaughterer or Meat Packer careers has been negative since 2004. Vacancies for this career have decreased by 34.02 percent nationwide in that time, with an average decline of 5.67 percent per year. Demand for Slaughterers and Meat Packers is expected to go up, with an expected 14,000 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 1.98 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Slaughterers and Meat Packers in the following states
Texas 9,300
North Carolina 6,970
Minnesota 6,850
Nebraska 6,700
Iowa 6,510
Kansas 5,810
Georgia 4,800
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Slaughterers and Meat Packers
Wyoming 30
Connecticut 60
North Dakota 70
New Mexico 110
Louisiana 230
Tennessee 260
Puerto Rico 300