Meat Cutters 


Butchers and meat cutters cut, trim, and prepare standard cuts of meat, poultry, fish, and shellfish for sale at self-serve counters or according to customers' orders.


Work: Butchers and meat cutters perform some or all of the following duties: , Grind or slice meats using powered machines; Prepare special displays of meat, poultry, fish or shellfish; Shape, lace, and tie roasts/other meats; Determine quantity/type of meat cuts to prepare and maintain inventories/records; Supervise other butchers or meat cutters.

Title Examples: Apprentice Butcher, Butcher, Head Butcher, Meat Cutter, Supermarket Meat Cutter

Useful Secondary School subjects: English, Math

Degrees associated with this career: High School Diploma, Certificate, Diploma

Requirements: You usually need a high school diploma. , You may need a college or other meat-cutting training program or a three-year meat-cutting apprenticeship. , On-the-job training is usually provided for retail butchers and meat cutters in food stores. , Trade certification is available, but voluntary, in British Columbia. , Most recent entrants have a high school diploma, and almost 2 in 5 have a trade/vocational certificate or community college diploma.

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