Careers in the Care of Animals and Support Services

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All of the Careers in caring for Animals while working a support job

This list of profiles contains all of the careers where you can take care of animals while in a support or service job.

These careers can be in:

  • Animal Care and/or Training
  • Education
  • Creative Arts
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Click on the name of the career for a short description. When you want to learn more, click on the CAREER PAGE link.

Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Farm Animals, Mammals

An animal packer takes care of animals, such as horses, mules, or camels, that are loaded with supplies and equipment, typically in outdoor or rugged settings

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Cats, Dogs, Critters, Farm Animals, Wildlife

Train animals to become accustomed to humans and carry out tasks when commanded to do so.

(NB! Dog Obedience Trainer is a different career, as well as Marine Mammal Trainer).

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Dogs

A dog agility course trainer is an expert in training dogs to perform during agility sports events.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Dogs

Dog obedience trainers use various techniques to train dogs to do things on command, or to act in specific ways within the home or around other people and animals.

Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Mammals, Marine Mammals, Critters, Snakes, Birds

Exotic animal trainers work with wildlife to teach them specific actions on command. They mostly work within the entertainment side of the animal careers.

The kinds of animals they can train:

  • Birds
  • Elephants
  • Dolphins
  • Primates
  • Seals

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Dogs

A Guide-dog Trainer uses special skills to train guide dogs to enable them to assist people who are blind.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Horses

Train working horses to become accustomed to humans and carry out tasks when commanded to do so. Training is also given to help rectify behavioral issues

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Dogs

K9 instructors are highly trained individuals who train police or military dogs through hand signals and sounds to perform certain functions.

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Minimum Entry Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Animal Species: Cats, Dogs, Critters, Farm Animals and all Wildlife

A campaign coordinator is an individual whose role it is to coordinate a campaigns operations, which could include actions involving fundraising, marketing, and other activities of the organization they work for. They help a campaign succeed.

Animal campaign coordinators therefore help to finish campaigns that benefit animals.

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Minimum Entry Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Animal Species: Cats, Dogs, Critters, Farm Animals and all Wildlife

A lecturer is someone who achieved a level of knowledge and experience in a particular field, and uses that knowledge to educate tertiary level students at college or university.

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Animal Species: Cats, Dogs, Critters, Farm Animals and all Wildlife

A magazine editor is a person who plans, manages and produces magazines for readers, which includes animal related magazines.

They may be the manager within a company where they can delegate tasks, or create the magazines entirely by themselves.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Mammals

Train Aquatic marine mammals, such as dolphins and seals, to become accustomed to humans and carry out tasks when commanded to do so.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, Wildlife

Train animals to become accustomed to humans and carry out tasks when commanded to do so while filming.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Farm Animals

Train horses used in maintaining law and order by police officers, border patrols and the military.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, Wildlife

Online publication editors are specialists who plan, manage and produce online (digital) magazines for readers.

They will either lead the production as a manager within a larger company, or do everything themselves as the owner and creator.

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Minimum Entry Level: Doctorate Degree

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, Wildlife

A professor is someone who achieved a high level of knowledge and experience in a particular field, and uses that knowledge to educate tertiary level students at college or university.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, Wildlife

A Program Officer works for a non-profit organization to oversee the development of special activities or educational programs as well as to assist in drafting proposals for grants to fund these programs.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Horses

People responsible for the care and training of horses to enable them to compete in races.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Horses

Individuals who train horses to perform specific and amazing tasks during rodeos.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Wildlife

A sanctuary animal caregiver works at a privately owned Sanctuary by caring for the different animals. ​Sanctuaries rescue different kinds of animals that might have been abused (such as farm animals), abandoned or not able to take care of itself in the wild. The sanctuary becomes their forever home until they pass away.
 

Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Dogs

Search & Rescue (SAR) Dog Trainers use their skills to train dogs to use scent to find humans that may be lost or difficult to find.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Dogs

Service dog trainers use their skills to train dogs to assist humans with tasks that the humans might not be able to complete. Service dogs are trained to lead people with sight impairments, or assist people with specific illnesses in detecting signs of complications (such as warning people with epilepsy for an approaching seizure).

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Horses

Train horses to become accustomed to their riders and carry out special tasks when commanded to do so during a show. Training is also given to help rectify behavioral issues, as well as train the riders.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, Wildlife

A social media specialist is a person that uses skills and knowledge of social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc) to create, market or promote a specific story.

Also known as:

  • Online Marketing Specialist
  • Digital Media Specialist

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, Wildlife

A technical writer is someone who creates content that explains how to use a product or service. Some technical writers also document processes and procedures, such as the manufacturing process in a business.

Technical writers often work on user guides, instruction manuals, white papers, online help systems, e-books, instructional web pages, and sometimes video and e-learning.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Dogs

A therapy dog trainer uses skills to train dogs that provide affection, comfort and support to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, libraries, hospices and disaster areas.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species:  Dogs

Working dog trainers use their skills and knowledge to train dogs to perform specific practical tasks which can be seen as work (labor).

This career looks at people who train the following kinds of working dogs:

  • Herding dogs
  • Hunting dogs (retrievers)
  • Sledding dogs

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Minimum Entry Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Animal Species:  Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, Wildlife

A youth program coordinator is responsible for the management of educational programs to keep the youth involved and informed about specific institutions and their causes.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species:  Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, Wildlife

A web designer designs the concept layout of a digital website, while using code and software to put the physical, working website together in a way that people can use it properly.

Website designers can design any kind of website, based on a theme. Animal website designers are those that use animals as the theme.

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