So, you want a job working with animals?
You might think Veterinarian and Marine Biologist are your only options. Nope! There are tons of career paths—for all levels of education—that let you devote your life to the care and keeping of our furry, fuzzy (and sometimes scaly) friends.
Work with domestic animals as a Pet Adoption Counselor or Veterinary Tech. Prepare dogs to help people with disabilities as a Guide Dog Trainer. Or walk on the wild side to protect animals’ health as a Wildlife Rehabilitator. And this is only a tiny glimpse of the wide world of animal jobs!
Ready to turn your passion for animals into a paying position? Explore animal jobs listed below.
Careers You May Like
Tend to the animals at a zoo.
Help care for animals under the guidance of a Veterinarian.
Provide administrative support to a veterinary office.
Breed snakes, lizards, or turtles to be sold to stores or labs.
Make pets look and smell good.
Match pets with potential owners.
Keep research animals healthy and clean.
Handle insects for film shoots.
Get horses in perfect shape for shows.
Fit horses with shoes to help them walk on hard surfaces.
Teach elephants tricks for circus performances.
Track down stray pets and return them to their owner.
Teach dolphins how to perform for an audience.
Breed dogs to encourage desirable physical and personality traits.
Train police and seeing eye dogs or show off your pup at a dog show.
Mate award-winning show cats to breed another generation of purebreds.
Set up and maintain aquarium exhibits.
Maintain hives, harvest honey, and keep your bees buzzing along.
Teach pets obedience, train circus animals, or consult on animal problems.
Keep track of the staff and animals in your shelter.
Feed and clean the animals at a shelter.
Provide medical care to a variety of animals: large, small, or exotic.
Take care of the teeth, gums, and mouths of animals.
Help horses stay healthy.
Provide for the comfort, health, and well-being of animals.
Provide medical care to animals who are part of experiments.
Give sick animals some TLC.
Educate people about the natural world.
Learn all there is to learn about fish.
Help animal escape pain and discomfort using small needles.
Care for wild animals so they can be returned to their natural habitat.
Provide medical care to animals in zoos or protected habitats.
Analyze insects found in victims' bodies for clues to their death.
Examine lab samples from sick animals or do research on animal diseases.
Test and treat animals for harmful organisms like fleas and ticks.
Observe how wolves behave and live.
Research animals in the wild or in captivity.
Discover how small bugs affect the world in big ways.
Create zoo exhibits that mimic the animals' home in the wild.
Use internal images to medically diagnose and treat animals.