Feed, water, groom, bathe, exercise, or otherwise care for pets and other nonfarm animals, such as dogs, cats, ornamental fish or birds, zoo animals, and mice. Work in settings such as kennels, animal shelters, zoos, circuses, and aquariums. May keep records of feedings, treatments, and animals received or discharged. May clean, disinfect, and repair cages, pens, or fish tanks.
Median Annual Wage: $20,340
Education: Less than high school diploma (34%); High school diploma or equivalent (24%); Bachelor's degree (18%)
Projected Growth: Faster than average (15% to 21%)
Related Job Titles: Kennel Technician; Groomer; Kennel Attendant; Dog Groomer; Pet Groomer; Kennel Manager; Animal Care Giver (ACG); Aquarist; Pet Stylist; Animal Care Technician