Animal Care And Service Workers
Many people like animals. But, as pet owners can attest, taking care of them is hard work. Animal care and service workers - which include animal caretakers and animal trainers - train, feed, water, groom, bathe, and exercise animals, and clean, disinfect, and repair their cages. Most animal care and service workers are trained on the job; however, employers generally prefer to hire people who have some experience with animals. Some training programs are available for specific types of animal caretakers, such as groomers, but formal training is usually not necessary for entry-level positions. In addition to replacement needs, employment of animal care and service workers is expected to grow faster than average for all occupations through 2014.