If you love animals, can’t get enough of nature or find the outdoors simply awe-inspiring you may be considering a career working with animals. If this is the case it is important to know what your options are. The animal industry is HUGE, there are so many different career paths and each one varies greatly.
Whether you dream of being a wildlife vet in the wilderness of Africa, training sniffer dogs, grooming poodles or diving deep in the oceans to study marine life, the animal industry has it all to offer. Don’t be limited because you do not know the available options, use the career guide and profiles to find out what’s out there.
Meg has created these profiles to help you think about where your passions and interests can take you. The careers section of the site is jam-packed with information, advice and everything you need to take those next steps towards your dream job.
Under each job title you will find:
- Job description & an example of day-to-day work
- Key skills required
- Average salary
- Potential pathways you can follow to help you land that dream job.
Before you carry on there’s a few things you should know… There’s a lot of job options and opportunities but if you want to work hands on with animals you can expect:
- Long Days
- Unsociable Work Hours e.g. evenings & weekends
- Dirty Jobs & Lots of Cleaning
- Lack of Sleep
With that said, you can also expect:
- Surprising & Amazing Experiences
- Rewarding & Enriching Moments
- Lots of Time Outdoors & in Nature
Let’s find you the career of your dreams!
College courses for animal-related careers
Career Profile List (SO FAR… This list is ever-growing and there are still lots of careers to add)
- Veterinary Nurse
- Veterinary Care Assistant
- Veterinary Receptionist
- Veterinary Physiotherapist
- Animal Hydrotherapist
- Animal Nutritionist
- Animal Behaviourist
- Zoo Keeper
- Environmental Education Officer
- Animal Welfare Officer
- Animal Rescue Centre Worker
- Animal Rescue Centre Manager
- Wildlife Rehabilitator
- Nature Conservation Officer
- Environmental Consultant
- Environmental Manager
- Anti-Poaching Ranger
- Wildlife Monitor
- Helicopter Pilot
- Dog Handler
Tread lightly on this Earth,