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by tom44 on November 12, 2012

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Question by so_lovely: What jobs deal with animals besides veterinary work?
I know that in the future i want to have a job that is all about animals. I have been looking for what kind of jobs there are and i took multiple quizzes but maybe someone can help me. I would want a job that pays pretty good, a job so i can be around animals all the time, and i would want the job to not involve veterinary work because i can’t take cutting an animal open…i just cant. but yeah so maybe some one knows a job that has what im looking for. please help!

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Answer by Kate
animal cop 😀

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2 thoughts on “Q&A: What jobs deal with animals besides veterinary work?

  1. Mata 4 r43un says:

    Work in a zoo ^___^
    You can be with animal all the time and you don’t have to cut open the animal.

    But i guess, a vet isn’t always the one who do surgery on animals.

  2. Heather H says:
    Career Possibilities

    Many careers relate to animals. Here is a sampling of jobs that involve animals directly or aim to meet their needs as individuals or species.

    Zoo keeper
    Veterinary technician
    Wildlife biologist
    Conservation biologist
    Outdoor recreation planner
    Animal refuge or shelter manager
    Wildlife agent
    Pet therapist
    Wildlife photographer
    Animal trainer or handler (especially dogs and horses)
    “Cruelty-free” products manager
    Animal control officer
    Volunteer coordinator for an animal agency
    Humane investigator
    Wildlife officer
    Environmental lawyer
    Environmental educator
    Fish and game warden
    Conservation and wildlife manager
    Writer or editor of books about wildlife and natural history
    Animal rights advocate
    Farming reform advocate
    Outreach coordinator for an animal/wildlife program
    Zoo or aquarium employee
    Nonprofit conservation organization employee (for example, Friends of the National Zoo or World Wildlife Fund)
    Animal protective agency employee
    Department of the Interior employee
    National Park Service employee
    Fish and Wildlife Service employee
    Fishery and wildlife technician
    State conservation agency employee
    Ecotourism guide
    Unusual Animal Careers
    A Series about Careers with Animals
    Wild Careers
    How about a wild career working with animals! We’ll introduce you to dedicated people all over the world who are working with and for wildlife.
    How Do I Become an Animal Trainer

    If you want to work with animals it would be helpful to get as much experience related to the career you want to pursue as you can. Sometimes places tend to look more at your experience than your degree.
    You can gain experience by going to camps, volunteering, an internship, a job, etc.
    What are some other ways to gain animal experience?

    Some places to look for volunteer jobs or internships might be:
    • Veterinary offices
    • Animal training classes (does your dog need obedience training?)
    • Local Humane Society
    • Local Park Service
    • Wildlife rehabilitation centers (like for wolves, bears, big cats, birds of prey, and even bats)
    • Animal shelters
    • Farms (for domestic animals, or even ostrich, llama, or butterfly farms)
    • Pet breeders (those that breed specific kinds of dogs, cats, or horses)
    • Horse stables and boarding facilities
    • 4-H Clubs
    CATCH 22?
    1. To get a job working with animals, you need experience with animals. This bit of truth seems to create a frustrating circle. You need experience to get a job, but you can’t get experience unless you have a job, right? Well, yes and no.

    1. To begin a career caring for animals, you should…

    Depending on what you decide to do, some degrees to look into:
    * Zoology
    * Zoo Technology, Zookeeping Technology, Animal Technology
    * Animal/Zoo/Wildlife Management and/or Training
    * Animal Science, Zoo Science, Aquarium Science, Wildlife Sciences
    * Zoo Education
    * Animal/Zoo/Wildlife Care and/or Husbandry
    * Zoo Conservation, Exotic Conservation, Wildlife Conservation
    * Ethology or Animal Behavior
    * Biology, Marine Biology, Wildlife Biology
    * Wildlife Ecology
    * Agriculture, Aquaculture
    * Psychology, Animal Psychology
    * Anthropology
    * Photograph, Film Production
    * Drama, Speech
    * Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement
    * Etc

    continue looking through Y!A, people sometimes give good advice on how to pursue a career. You could also talk to your counselor about what you should do and how to pursue it. And continue to research animal careers online. If you want some help finding stuff, email me and I’ll see what I can find to help.;_ylt=ArYJr1GnJVimVoBmVT7H.27ty6IX;_ylv=3?qid=20081017111416AAa6hif&show=7#profile-info-lQHJYKcfaa
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