So, you want a job working with animals?
You might think Veterinarian and Marine Biologist are your only options. 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
Provide administrative support to a veterinary office.
Test and treat animals for harmful organisms like fleas and ticks.
Fit horses with shoes to help them walk on hard surfaces.
Tend to the animals at a zoo.
Give sick animals some TLC.
Set up and maintain aquarium exhibits.
Use internal images to medically diagnose and treat animals.
Watch over the animals at zoos and shelters.
Make pets look and smell good.
Animal Shelter Worker
Feed and clean the animals at a shelter.
Animal Cruelty Investigator
Investigate and save animals in abusive situations.
Research animals in the wild or in captivity.
Create zoo exhibits that mimic the animals’ home in the wild.
Help care for animals under the guidance of a Veterinarian.
Educate people about the natural world.
Provide medical care to animals in zoos or protected habitats.
Examine lab samples from sick animals or do research on animal diseases.
Train police and seeing eye dogs or show off your pup at a dog show.
Observe how wolves behave and live.
Maintain hives, harvest honey, and keep your bees buzzing along.
Breed snakes, lizards, or turtles to be sold to stores or labs.
Take care of the teeth, gums, and mouths of animals.
Teach pets obedience, train circus animals, or consult on animal problems.
Teach elephants tricks for circus performances.
Care for wild animals so they can be returned to their natural habitat.
Bring animals to TV and film sets and ensure they give great performances.
Provide medical care to a variety of animals: large, small, or exotic.
Learn all there is to learn about fish.
Pet Adoption Counselor
Match pets with potential owners.
Concoct healthy diets for animals.
Breed dogs to encourage desirable physical and personality traits.
Provide medical care to animals who are part of experiments.
Study ocean environments to see how they can be better protected.
Breed beautiful canaries from eggs for sale as pets.
Animal Shelter Manager
Keep track of the staff and animals in your shelter.
Research animal bloodlines and match up specific traits to be reproduced.
Help horses stay healthy.
Handle insects for film shoots.
Track down stray pets and return them to their owner.
Show Dog Trainer
Get show dogs ready for competitions.
Analyze insects found in victims’ bodies for clues to their death.
Discover how small bugs affect the world in big ways.
Laboratory Animal Caretaker
Keep research animals healthy and clean.
Help animal escape pain and discomfort using small needles.
Get horses in perfect shape for shows.
Keep horses clean and healthy.
Animal Control Worker
Respond to urgent calls related to animal safety.
Teach dolphins how to perform for an audience.
Mate award-winning show cats to breed another generation of purebreds.