Are you curious about a career as an animal care and service worker in the United States of America? Read the outline below and then watch the videos included here to get better understanding of this career. Finally, don’t forget to use the comments section below to let us know what you learned today and if you would like us to include any other careers you’re interested in.
Now you can learn what Animal Care and Service Workers do, the work environment, how to become one, salary, and job outlook.
While you watch the first video on animal care and service workers, pay close attention to specialization areas, duties, and important qualities, as many job interview questions are based on this information.
If you’re interested in a career as an animal care and service worker in the USA, pay close attention to the education and training section, as well as licenses, certifications, and registrations, so that you know what to expect in getting prepared.
Finally, you need to review the job outlook section for animal care and service workers and know what to expect in the following years in terms of how many people are currently working in this field, as well as how many more are expected to be hired. The smaller total number of those employed in the field and the percentage of growth, the greater the job competition and higher difficulty for one to find a career as an animal care and service worker. However, the higher the total number of those employed in the field, and the above average percentage of job growth, the greater the likelihood of entry into this career.
You are strongly encouraged to watch both videos about animal care and service workers below, take good notes, and then visit the comments section below and share your thoughts and your knowledge on animal care and service workers in the United States of America.
Animal care and service workers attend to or train animals.
Animal care and service workers are employed in a variety of settings, including kennels, zoos, stables, animal shelters, pet stores, veterinary clinics, and aquariums. Some parts of the job may be physically or emotionally demanding, and workers risk injury when caring for animals.
Animal care and service workers typically have a high school diploma or equivalent and learn the occupation on the job. Many employers prefer to hire candidates who have experience working with animals.
The median annual wage for animal caretakers was $26,080 in May 2020.
The median annual wage for animal trainers was $31,520 in May 2020.
Employment of animal care and service workers is projected to grow 22 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment growth along with high job turnover should result in very good job opportunities.