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Jobs Working With Animals

By Edited Jul 25, 2015 1 1

Are you an animal lover? Would you love to have a job which involves working with animals? If so, this guide was written with you in mind. Specifically, we are going to talk about three of the most common jobs that involve working with animals. By the time you have finished reading this guide, you will be aware of some of the best options available to you if you'd like to work with animals. So let's get started.

The first job you may be interested in is to become a veterinarian. This job will usually involve diagnosing and treating common pets such as rabbits, cats, dogs, birds, and rodents like mice, hamsters and gerbils. You will also occasionally work with rarer pets like reptiles, commonly lizards and snakes. This can be quite a highly paid profession. The average veterinary technician will earn anywhere from $20,000 to $50,000 depending on experience and role. You can also earn a lot more if you own your own private practice.

This can be a highly rewarding job. It will require a lot of hard work and studying, but it's ultimately a very satisfying job. Something to be aware of is that it can sometimes be quite stressful and upsetting, especially if you work with mistreated animals, or you are required to euthanize a pet as a kindest option.

The next job you may be interested in is pet sitting. This requires you to look after other peoples pets. You will usually perform tasks such as walking, feeding and grooming. You may decide to work for a kennel, or perhaps become self employed. This is a very rewarding job for an animal lover, and it can prove to be a very flexible job is you are self employed – especially compared to traditional 9-5 employment.

Finally, you may consider animal training as a profession. This can involve working with pets such as dogs, but also larger animals such as horses, or even dangerous zoo animals. You could set yourself up as a freelance dog trainer and advertise your services locally, or even work to train animals for roles in television shows and movies. This can turn into an exciting career filled with opportunity.

To summarize, this guide has given you an overview of three of the most common jobs which involve working with animals. These were becoming a vet, pet sitting, and animal training. Now that you've finished reading you should have a better idea of which kind of jobs are available for animal lovers. It can be very rewarding and satisfying to work with animals, as well as financially rewarding.

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May 28, 2010 8:01am
eileen
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