So, you want a job working with animals?
You might think Veterinarian and Marine Biologist are your only options for careers working with animals. 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
Help animal escape pain and discomfort using small needles.
Provide for the comfort, health, and well-being of animals.
Keep track of the staff and animals in your shelter.
Feed and clean the animals at a shelter.
Teach pets obedience, train circus animals, or consult on animal problems.
Maintain hives, harvest honey, and keep your bees buzzing along.
Set up and maintain aquarium exhibits.
Mate award-winning show cats to breed another generation of purebreds.
Breed dogs to encourage desirable physical and personality traits.
Train police and seeing eye dogs or show off your pup at a dog show.
Track down stray pets and return them to their owner.
Teach dolphins how to perform for an audience.
Discover how small bugs affect the world in big ways.
Help horses stay healthy.
Fit horses with shoes to help them walk on hard surfaces.
Analyze insects found in victims’ bodies for clues to their death.
Create zoo exhibits that mimic the animals’ home in the wild.
Get horses in perfect shape for shows.
Learn all there is to learn about fish.
Handle insects for film shoots.
Provide medical care to animals who are part of experiments.
Educate people about the natural world.
Match pets with potential owners.
Make pets look and smell good.
Provide medical care to a variety of animals: large, small, or exotic.
Provide administrative support to a veterinary office.
Take care of the teeth, gums, and mouths of animals.
Help care for animals under the guidance of a Veterinarian.
Test and treat animals for harmful organisms like fleas and ticks.
Examine lab samples from sick animals or do research on animal diseases.
Use internal images to medically diagnose and treat animals.
Give sick animals some TLC.
Care for wild animals so they can be returned to their natural habitat.
Observe how wolves behave and live.
Provide medical care to animals in zoos or protected habitats.
Tend to the animals at a zoo.
Research animals in the wild or in captivity.