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Meatcutters and Meat Packers

Education and Training Requirements

High School

Most employers prefer applicants who have a high school diploma and the potential to develop into managers. Subjects that will help high school students in this career include business and business math, bookkeeping, family and consumer science, and food preparation. Shop classes are also useful for helping students learn to handle and take care of tools and equipment. High school courses in agriculture, biology, chemistry, cooking, and other food-related classes may be useful.

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