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Title: Careers With Animals


1
Careers With Animals
  • Joe Student

2
Introduction
  • A love for animals can lead to a rewarding career
  • Lets take a look at some interesting jobs

3
Rancher
  • Raise animals for food, leather, and other
    byproducts
  • Attend college to major in
  • Agriculture
  • Animal Science
  • Range Management
  • Requires large investment to buy the land,
    animals, and equipment

4
Ranch manager
  • Works for the ranch owner
  • Manages the ranch operations
  • Usually a college graduate
  • Salary can be 50,000 or more

5
Cow Hand
  • Performs day-to-day chores on the ranch
  • Lifestyle more important than salary
  • Salary range is 12,000 to 16,000

6
Pet Store Owner
  • Animal lovers with good business skills
  • Requires initial investment to acquire store
  • Jobs in the pet store usually earn minimum wage
  • Store clerk
  • Kennel worker
  • Dog grooming

7
Horse Trainer
  • Top horse trainers can charge 500-1000 per
    month per horse
  • May show horse as well as train
  • Can work for a horse breeder to avoid
    self-employment

8
Animal breeder
  • Good second job or a job for a stay-at-home
    parent
  • Good puppies can be sold at 6-8 weeks of age for
    200-400
  • Requires knowledge of
  • Hereditary diseases
  • Birthing problems
  • Disease recognition and prevention
  • Must have facilities that are sanitary and
    environmentally controlled

9
Park Ranger
  • Work in remote forests or popular tourist
    attractions
  • Oversee stocking of lakes with fish
  • Ensure campers, fishermen, and hunters follow
    regulations

10
Zoo Keeper
  • Care for the animals on a day-to-day basis
  • Involves cleaning, feeding and day to day
    husbandry
  • There are waiting lists for employment in the
    better zoos
  • Requires a degree in zoology, animal science, or
    veterinary technology
  • Previous animal care experience a must

11
Veterinarian
  • 4 year post-baccalaureate to obtain D.V.M. or
    V.M.D. degree
  • 1-year internship before going into practice
  • Starting salary around 30,000
  • Established practices may make 70,000-100,000
    per year
  • Specialists can make over 100,000/year

12
Veterinary assistants
  • Help vets with the care and treatment of animals
  • 2 or 4-year college programs in animal health
    science, veterinary science, animal science
  • Trade school programs provide 8-12 month course
    in veterinary technology
  • Learn on the job in a veterinary clinic
  • Starting salary usually at minimum wage
  • Experienced may eventually earn 8-12/hour or
    more

13
Closing
  • Choosing a career is one of the most important
    decisions you will make
  • Talk to people doing the job to hear how they got
    started
  • Use the Internet to research a career
  • Volunteer to see if you will like a job
  • The Animal Rescue Foundation is a great place to
    start!
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