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(November 07, 2007 by JeZz Send DollMail )
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We love animals, and for some reason, when we think of future animal careers, the only ones that pop into our minds are vets and zookeepers. These are both excellent ways to work with animals, but if you are looking for an animal career, keep your mind option to other possibilities as well. Wanna work with animals? Consider these jobs:

Veterinarian and Vet Assistance

The vet is the most well known animal job. A veterinarian is an animal doctor who can specialize in household animals, large animals or farm animals. Sometimes, they do all kinds of animals, but they usually specialize. The vet is responsible for keeping animals current with shots, and doing physical exams to be sure animals are healthy. If an animal is sick, the vet must figure out what is wrong and then prescribe the right treatment or perform surgery. Almost every vet also is responsible for euthanasia or the most humane method of putting animals to sleep when they are beyond recovery.

If you like the idea of a vet, but lack the grades to beat out two-thirds of the total applicants each year or have the patience for seven to ten years of school, consider becoming an assistant to a vet. The programs often take only two years, are well paid and in great demand. Vet technologists are just one of the fields of vet assistance, but these positions are increasing as even the vetís office goes high tech.

Zoologist

A zoologist is an animal scientist, not really a zookeeper. Zoologists, along with wildlife biologists, study animals to determine their origins, behavior, diseases and life processes. They might study live animals or perform autopsies on deceased animals. A zoologist must have at least a Masters degree, if not a PhD in the field to be considered an expert. That means six to ten years of school just to become qualified.

Animal Caretakers

Some animal jobs simply offer companionship and care to animals. Animal caretakers work at the zoo or animal parks. A zoo keeper is usually responsible for only a few animals at a time, such as the elephants or big cats at a park. She would monitor, feed, and take care of her animals every day, often working in shifts with others. She would also have the opportunity to help raise the babies born in captivity.

Pet Groomers

Groomers fall into the same category. Groomers can work at doggie spas or at the vetís office to keep pets washed, trimmed and even paint a few toe nails. Groomers can have a lot of fun on the job Ė especially if they like dressing up animals. If you love horses, a groom position at a local stable can offer you the opportunity to care for your favorite animal every day. This position is usually trained at the place of employment and is perfect for high school students.

Rancher or Farmer

A small ranch or farm can be surprising satisfying to those who enjoy animals as well as open spaces. The main drawback of most farms and ranches is the livestock is raised for slaughter, but that is not always the case. Free range animals such as dairy cows and chickens (for their milk and eggs) are all the rage, and horses are always fun. You can even raise specialty animals for petting zoos or their wool.

Forester or Game Warden

If you have a passion for wildlife, consider becoming a forester or even a game warden. You can work in some of the most beautiful areas of the world and build a relationship with local wildlife. You can also keep an eye on those who would come to damage the natural wildlife, and if youíre a game warden, you can even arrest them if they try to break the law! Foresters are also usually involved in conservation efforts of wildlife.


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KJ10

18/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: December 26, 2007
Wel, it sounds silly, but my mum has always wanted to work with animals since she got a worse grade on Easten Farm Park than she expected

KJ
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Cherry_Blossom

19/Female
Posted On: December 12, 2007
love animals this article helps me think of future careers, thanx!
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AnimeCatGirl_F

107/Female
Oak Park, IL
Posted On: November 25, 2007
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SourLemons____

106/Female
Slovakia
Posted On: November 16, 2007
i love animals! lol
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superhero_1

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: November 15, 2007
Halerious But Dunno How To Spell You Personality

^^^^^
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superhero_1

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: November 14, 2007
What Did MarryHarruna Say To You?

-Kayley,x
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superhero_1

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: November 14, 2007
Haha You Are Funny Marshmellows.

-Kayley,x
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Blondie_30

23/Female
Canada
Posted On: November 11, 2007
maryharruna is kind of mean
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Lingushi

19/Female
Canton, NC
Posted On: November 11, 2007
We've got 7 (!!) cats, and still loving ALL of them! I'd also LOVE to work with tigers, they are SO sweet!
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superhero_1

26/Female
United Kingdom
Posted On: November 11, 2007
Let's Stop Being Judgemental Alabama And Marshmellows

-Kayley,x
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blubbernugget1

21/Female
Boca Raton, FL
Posted On: November 10, 2007
i luv animals i tried to volunteer at my local animal shelter but they said that i cant until im 16 and that made me mad but i still go there if i need a pet like i do now if you hav any tips on how to convince my mom into letting me get another dog tell me; i wish i could have all the animals in the world
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Smuglyrose

25/Female
Plymouth, MI
Posted On: November 9, 2007
hey CanITellUSmThi, how does not wanting a career revolved around working with animals make someone a cruel and heartless person? Shouldn't people be allowed to choose what career they want to go into? My mother is a teacher, which is a job that isn't revolved around animals, but she isn't a cruel and heartless person. People shouldn't be judged so harshly just because they don't want to work with animals!
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alabamablonde1

20/Female
Elkmont, AL
Posted On: November 9, 2007
Sorry to burst your bubble marshmellowmas, but there is no way that your little cattle dream can be succesful unless you somehow get filthy rich. Cattle are very expensive to take care of, and you would have to sell off cattle to cover the expensises (sp?). Milking is a disguisting business too. My best friend's family owns a dairy farm, and there is not a smell in the world more disguisting than the milking barn. Plus, once the cows are unable to produce milk, they are sold to slaughter. They are just too much of a pain and too expensive to take care of if they are not being used. Cattle are generally aren't friendly creatures, so if you want a companion animal, you may want to look at other options.
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stepheniecheun

77/Female
Canada
Posted On: November 9, 2007
i luv animals there like totally awsome!! can't wait for doom kitty!
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catfanatic80

19/Female
Mission Viejo, CA
Posted On: November 9, 2007
i have two cats...we had to give two away...

~*Catty*~
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