5 Dream Careers for People who Love Animals
Remember, before considering a job working in animal welfare it’s vital to understand that, depending on the job, there can be far more difficult duties and requirements needed than just petting them. Such as cleaning up any mess they create and possibly having to be confronted with caring for an animal that’s very sick.
These requirements are often involved with most careers to do with animals; however, they are the very reason why a career in this area is so rewarding. If you can handle the possibility of this situation occurring, then it’s truly the job for you.
Becoming a veterinary nurse requires a great level of compassion, empathy and care for animals. There are many responsibilities that a veterinary nurse must undertake that involve caring for animals under treatment and in temporary residence at various veterinary facilities and assisting veterinarians with performing procedures and operations.
A certificate III or IV in veterinary nursing is needed to work as a Veterinary Nurse. Traineeships may be available.
If you’re passionate about helping large animals or small animals to overcome behavioural problems, training them for competitions and love to take care of them, then this is the job for you. Animal attendants and trainers work on teaching animals to obey verbal and non-verbal commands in order to address problems they may have or prepare them to compete in competitions.
Animal attendants and trainers often have to complete Certificate III or IV, however, they can also have no qualifications, which is why this job is great if you’re wanting to build up experience with animal health care.
A career as a zookeeper is quite a small occupation in Australia with around 1,200 jobs since 2016 according to Job Outlook. It is estimated that this industry area has a very high level of employment opportunities in the future.
A job as a pet groomer involves washing, drying, brushing, combing and cutting animals fur and nails to ensure they’re kept in a highly clean manner.
According to Job Outlook, over the last 5 years, the number of people working as a Pet Groomer as their main job grew strongly from 3,100 in 2011 to 4,100 in 2016.
Animal therapists are in charge of the rehabilitative care of animals following an injury, surgery or if they’re dealing with chronic pain. An animal therapist will often create a health care plan for the animal to offer a quick form of recovery or implement ways to ensure the animal’s pain, well-being and overall health care is being managed.