For example, animal control workers may be required to visit crime scenes or testify in court, both of which can be stressful activities. Other tasks include maintaining health records and cleaning cages, barns, and other housing. For example, says Howard, zoo work involves caring for a greater variety of animal species than does clinic or hospital work. Hands-on experience is also valuable, and you might find opportunities in your own community. Most zoologists and wildlife biologists work on teams that include scientists from other specialties—such as hydrologists or geologists—to collect, analyze, and interpret data.
For example, prospective workers can ride along with an animal control officer, like Leinberger, for a day. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Employment Projections program. And all animals need care 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, so workers often have demanding schedules. For information on becoming a veterinary technician or technologist, visit the. They clean cages, feed and bathe animals, and monitor and care for animals after surgery or other procedures.
Other requirements vary by occupation—and, often, by setting. Others, such as zoo veterinarians, treat animals by location. Darre, Elayne Sears Paperback from Storey Books by Richard M. Here are some of the many occupations that involve caring for, training, or assisting with animals. Factors affecting employment in these occupations include the consolidation of livestock establishments and the increasing automation of farmwork.
Now you need to choose an occupation. For information on working as a zoo veterinarian, visit the. They advise farmers on proper animal housing and nutrition, how to control disease, and aspects of animal genetics, such as how to breed animals so that their offspring have no birth defects. Use the advice provided here and you'll: Decide which specific profession is best for you Make the right choices the first time around Begin your job search focused and confident Present yourself as a knowledgeable, serious job candidate Animals are people, too! Your , , or chapter, or can also be a good resource. For example, groomers and kennel attendants feed, clean, and brush animals. For information about certification as a laboratory animal caretaker, visit the.
Were you the family member who always came home with a stray dog? The number of people employed is relatively small in many animal-related occupations. Communication skills are essential when working with animals. In a zoo or on a farm, animal work might sound like fun, and it can be. There are associations also called organizations, societies, etc. For other workers, the reward is in successfully teaching something to either people or animals. Ups and downs A love of animals and the chance to spend time around them draws many people to these careers. Herman Spiral-bound from Prentice Hall by Mary Price Lee, Richard S.
Phillip Sponenberg Paperback from Storey Books by Jere R. Postsecondary courses and online resources are available on a wide range of topics. The third section examines the positives and negatives of animal work. The median is the point at which half of workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. And Knutson trains black-footed cats, which are highly aggressive. Animal care and service workers provide care for animals in different settings.
Most occupations that involve working with animals have no postsecondary education requirements. And , , and working in research often earned more than those working in other industries. In addition, animal work can be smelly and noisy—and many tasks are dirty and physically demanding, too. If you answered yes to any of these questions, you are an animal lover—now all you need is an occupation that satisfies your compassion for animals. Veterinary technologists and technicians work under the supervision of a veterinarian, performing tests and helping diagnose animals.
Working with animals Sara Royster April 2015 Imagine going to work each day and seeing something staring back at you—a lion, a horse, maybe even a cobra. Are you the type to choose a trip to the zoo over a ball game? For example, employment growth of is projected to be much faster than average because of increasing demand for the general care these workers provide. Other preparation may be helpful, too, depending on which occupation you enter. Are you the type to choose a trip to the zoo over a ball game? Do you have an easy rapport with animals? Animal scientists conduct research on domestic farm animals, such as cows or chickens, to develop more efficient ways of producing milk, wool, and other products. Bowman Paperback from Bowman Communications, Inc. Vriends Paperback from Barrons Educational Series 1989 by Paula Simmons, Carol Ekarius Paperback from Storey Books by Dave Holderread, D. Would you prefer a forest outpost to an office cube? Animal control workers also help handle dangerous animals and monitor crime scenes in which animals have been involved.
Are your shelves filled with books about animals? Jones suggests shadowing several people before choosing to model yourself after one whose work you admire. Professional associations can provide information about education and careers in animal work. Other popular courses include animal science and animal management, especially for prospective workers at zoos or similarly large facilities. And workers in full-time, paid positions often started as volunteers. Professional associations provide a variety of benefits, including: job postings in your field, networking opportunities in your professional community, job training and professional development as staying current about events, news and trends in your field. The second section summarizes the employment, wages, and outlook for these occupations.