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Do you want to work as a cat cafe owner?

  • Read about the most important info you need to decide on following this career.
  • ​Follow the 7 points below and search for a tertiary institution near you for future studies. If you already are graduated, you may also search through our list of Jobs in the main menu.
  • If you want to PLAN the way you need to prepare, then join our community where you will learn everything, while chatting with other potential owners and experts from around the world. Prepare to be amazed!

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UPDATED: 31 October 2020

1. What is a cat cafe owner?

Cat cafe owners run cafe shops, serving drinks and food, while the customers can mingle and interact with cats kept on the premises.

2. What do they do?

Categories:

Animal Care/ Business

Focus:

Cat cafe owners focus on serving customers, while the cats are the entertainment.

Daily Tasks:

  • ensure that the cats are safe and healthy
  • open the cafe/ restaurant for customers
  • communicate with and serve customers
  • take care of the dietary needs of the cats
  • run the business

Where they work:

Environment

Cat cafe owners work indoors, within the cafe.

Places of Employment –

​They are primarily self employed.

Average Salary:

The average yearly salary of cat cafe owners depend on a lot of different factors, but the average is around US$59,000.

Promotion:

There is typically no real promotion when you already own the business.

Difficulties:

​Cat owners often experience difficulties associated with aggressive or frightened animals that may bite, kick or scratch, causing injuries. You may also be required to work irregular hours including evenings, weekends, and holidays.

​Future Growth and Possibilities:

The prospects of future growth in this industry is stable.

3. Which Skills are required?

The skills required for a career as a cat cafe owner can be divided into two very important groups. The first is the group containing life skills, which are the core skills that are necessary or desirable for full participation in everyday life. The second group is career skills, or the specific skills required to allow a person to enter and operate effectively within a specific career. Some or maybe even all of the life skills can assist in strengthening the career skills, and they might even be the same for specific careers.

Life Skills:

  • Self-awareness
  • Empathy
  • Critical thinking
  • Creative thinking
  • Decision making
  • Problem Solving
  • Effective communication
  • Interpersonal relationship

Career Skills:

  • ​Basic animal handling and care techniques
  • Basic food preparation
  • Basic customer service skills
  • Good health and physical fitness
  • Basic computer literacy
Life Skills
45%
Career Skills
55%

4. Which Subjects must I have at School?

These subjects are the ones recognized around the world. The subjects you choose at school are important as they lay the foundation for further studies at college or university. While still at school, it’s also important to learn more about the animals you will work with, as well as gain some experience.

OZT has a list of various tertiary institutions where you can study further, after school. Each of these institutions also have their own Group page on OZT where you will find the exact subjects they require of you to have passed in school. Keep these requirements in mind, and discuss it with your school, guidance counselor and parents to ensure that you are prepared!

5. What will I need to Study?

Minimum Requirements:

The minimum requirements for this career is a High School Certificate, but the best have furthered their studies with a College Degree, or excellent Short Courses.

Focus:

A diploma with a focus in business, hospitality, catering, or a closely related area is preferred.

Duration:

The duration of most diplomas are between 2 and 3 years full time. The duration of short courses differ, but can range from a few days to a few months.

​Possible Career Preparation Paths:

If this is your dream career that you want to pursue, then it’s important to plan the way forward.

Why is planning important?

​To ensure that you understand the requirements for your career, and that you are always prepared for the next step on the road towards your dream. A Preparation Path is like your road map to where you want to be.

Possible Paths:

Possible Combined Career Paths:

It is possible to sometimes combine two or more related careers. This normally happens when you study and practice a specific main career, but the knowledge and experience gained also help you to have a paying hobby or secondary income career.

Possible Alternative(s):

Training and apprenticeship:

Even though it is important to study to get into some of the animal careers, most of the skills you will need will be acquired through on-the-job training. This means that you will learn how to perform some of the daily tasks by actually doing it a few times and learning the steps.

In some cases entry level positions (or junior positions) require training sessions even before you are allowed to actually perform your job duties. These sessions are offered by the place of employment, after you have successfully applied.

Apprenticeship is also possible where you need to learn skills from a more senior person or expert. 

Join the Cat Cafe Owner Group in STEP 8 to learn more and even interact with the educational institutions that will help you secure your dream career!

Average entry level of education across the career:

High School Certificate 0%
Diploma or Short Courses 0%
Degree or Higher Studies 0%

6. Licenses, Certificate, Registration and Professional Associations

Certain animal careers require some form of legal certification to prove that you can indeed do the work, and work with the necessary equipment.

To allow and keep animals at the cafe, most countries do require strict regulations and laws to be followed.

Learn more about requirements by joining OZT in STEP 8.

Professional Associations:

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7. Where can I study further?

All of the above information will help you understand more about the Career, including the fact that there are different paths to take to reach it. But if you are almost done with High School (Grades 11 or 12), you also need to start thinking about further studies, and WHERE you will study.

See the List of Universities, Colleges and Online Training Academies who offer courses towards animal care and training.

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8. Join the OZT community

Join us as a special member and learn more about becoming a cat cafe owner.

Members of the Platform have special access to:

  • Info on the best places where you can study (colleges, universities and online)
  • Expertly designed advice to prepare you for the career, and links to places where you can gain valuable experience. For some career experience is necessary, otherwise you wont get the job!
  • Top notch info on each of the different species you will work with
  • Make friends around the world and share knowledge
  • Compete and win points, badges, games, prizes and certificates. Be the best of the best, while you learn and prepare!

If you have decided on being a Cat Cafe Owner, please click on the JOIN GROUP button. Members will be directed to the Group, while non-members will be assisted to register first.

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