Animal care is a natural calling for those who value the right of all creatures to live a healthy and happy life. Charged with such important clients, animal-care workers generally have a combination of formal training and hands-on experience prior to working in the field. Employment in this area is... expected to increase by 33% over the next decade, which means the job outlook for animal-care workers is excellent.
Veterinary assistants support certified veterinarians in private practices, zoos, and laboratories. Their job duties may include feeding, cleaning, and caring for their animal patients while administering medicine and tests under the direction of the veterinarian. To become a veterinary technologist or technician, who have greater responsibilities and a higher pay scale, a 2- or 4-year degree in may be required for licensure.
Other important animal care workers include: kennel workers, who provide a safe environment for pets while their owners are away; shelter workers, who care for abandoned or stray dogs and cats and run adoption programs for them; and pet groomers and trainers, who are often independent entrepreneurs.
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