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 Career opportunities

  • Municipal animal control agencies
  • Non-profit humane societies
  • Animal welfare inspector

The companion pet population, which drives the job outlook for animal caretakers of all kinds, is anticipated to increase. Employment of animal care and service workers is expected to grow 21 percent* over the next 10 years. This is much faster than the average for all professions.

*United States Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook 2010-2011 Edition.