Animal Care and Service Workers

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.

What Animal Care and Service Workers Do

Animal care and service workers attend to or train animals.

Work Environment

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.

How to Become an Animal Care and Service Worker

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.

Pay

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.

Job Outlook

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.

3 thoughts on “Animal Care and Service Workers”

  1. Hello , hind from Iraq , animal care and service workers attend to or train animals.
    They employed in variety of setting included (kennel, zoos , stable ,animals shelters , pet store ,veterinary clinic and aquarium .
    They typically have a high school diploma or equivalent and learn occupation on the job.
    The median annual wage for caretakers and trainer are good.
    The employment growth along with high jobs turnover should result in very good job opportunities while that is the same in Iraq because of we life in conflict area while people need animals to relax and living in pease .
    We have many pet store with good prize about income wile it did not need license and certification and registration but it need occupation on job

  2. Greeting Maestro Sersea

    Animal care and service worker

    Animal care and services workers have a variety of settings, including kennels, zoos, stables, animal shelters, pet stores, veterinary clinics, and aquariums. This work can be physically and emotionally demanding and dangerous and almost all have a few differences in every area, for example, Animal trainers, teach obedience, performance, riding, security. They train the animal to respond to human voices and commands, many dogs work as guides to people with disabilities.

    The groomer they have to charge the appearance of our pets. They trimming nails, clipping hair, clean ears, and styling fur. Grommer may work in a salon, kennel, veterinary clinic, pet supply, or mobile groomer also schedule appointments.

    Grooms work at stables, caring for a horse and giving maintaining to the equipment, also the polish saddles, clean the stall, feed the animal, and organize the tack room, which store harnesses, saddle, and bridle. Experience groom can work training horse.

    Kennel Attendant they clean cages, dog run, and feed, and exercise the animal, also they care for the animal overnight in place of his owner, bath animal, provide basic healthcare and attend to other basic grooming needs.

    Animal shelter attendant: Typically work with cats and dogs in the animal shelter and rescue league. They attend to the basic needs and can handle administrative duties, keeping records, answering questions to the public, educating visitors about pet health, and screening people that want to adopt a pet. The experienced may have most responsibilities such as: Vaccinate and euthanize.

    Pet sitter: look after the animal when the owner is away. They feed, walk and play with the animal in and familiar enviroment.

    Zookeepers care for animals in zoos. They plan diets, feed animals, keep records of pattern behavior to the animal, help raise young animals.

    The annual wage for the animal caretaker is $26,080 in May 2020
    This carrier is projected to grow 22 percent from 2019 to 2029

    Best regards

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