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Careers in the welfare of land and air based wildlife species

A list of all the careers categorized as those where a person takes care of wildlife.

The list includes careers where people:

  • feed and care for the animals
  • use medicine to keep the animals healthy
  • construct enclosures to house the animals
  • rehabilitate injured wildlife
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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, Wildlife

An Animal Caretaker is the general and overall description used for someone who cares for the needs of animals. They feed, water, groom, bathe, and exercise animals. They work with domesticated or wild animals, in a variety of places, such as animal shelters, kennels, zoos, stables, pet stores, veterinary clinics, and aquariums.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Critters, Wildlife

Animal Keepers or Zookeepers care for animals in zoos, aquariums, and the different parks used for entertainment, education and conservation.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, Wildlife

An Animal Behaviourist studies the way animals behave and tries to determine what causes certain types of behaviour and what factors can prompt behaviour change.

​They usually specialize in specific kinds of species, whether it’s fish, birds, large animals, insects, livestock or household pets

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Minimum Entry Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, Wildlife

Animal Geneticists analyze the genetic makeup of animals in order to discover which genes cause them to behave in certain ways.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, Wildlife

Animal Physiologists are biological scientists who study the various body parts of animals under normal and abnormal conditions. They may specialize in the study of cells, tissues or one of the organs or systems, such as the digestive, nervous or circulatory system.

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Minimum Entry Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Animal Species: Fish, Marine Mammals, Mollusks, Crustaceans

An aquarist is an individual that cares for the marine life in aquariums by maintaining their living environments and having hands on interactions with the creatures.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Fish, Marine Mammals, Mollusks, Crustaceans

An aquarium designer designs and builds tanks and exhibits of fish and other sea life. The exhibits can range from small fish tanks to large aquariums.

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Minimum Entry Level: Doctorate Degree

Animal Species: Fish, Mammals

An Aquatic Veterinarian is a doctor who protects the health of humans and animals by treating a wide variety of water based species, such as fish, marine mammals and sea turtles.

Also known as:

  • Marine Veterinarian

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, Wildlife

An artificial insemination technician uses specific tools to insert semen into female animals to assist with impregnation.

Also known as:

  • Artificial Breeding Technician

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Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, Wildlife

Enclosure designers may design and build different enclosures (such as terrariums, play pens etc) for animals that are mainly kept as pets or business.

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Minimum Entry Level: Doctorate Degree

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, Wildlife

Endocrinologists specialize in treating and studying endocrine systems, which regulate the hormones of animals. They either do mostly research as a veterinary doctor on animal hormones and things impacting on these hormones, or physically diagnose and treat animals as a veterinarian.

Also known as:

  • Domestic Animal Endocrinologist
  • Zoo Endocrinologist
  • Animal Hormone Specialist

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Fish

A fish hatchery technician takes care of the wellbeing of the different kinds of fish, kept at a hatchery. They also help maintain the tanks and water quality.

Also known as:

  • Aquaculture Hatchery Technician
  • Fish Hatchery Worker

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Minimum Entry Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Animal Species: Wildlife

Habitat designers are responsible for designing enclosures or exhibits where wild animals are the key focus as entertainment, education or conservation (zoos, petting zoos, museums, sanctuaries and theme parks).

Also known as:

  • Zoo Habitat Specialist
  • Habitat Specialist

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Minimum Entry Level: Doctorate Degree

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, Wildlife

A reproductive specialist is a type of doctor or veterinarian that studies the reproduction of animals and assists animal owners to ensure healthy reproduction.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Farm Animals 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.

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Minimum Entry Level: High School Certificate

Animal Species: Pets, Critters, Farm Animals, Wildlife

A Veterinary Assistant is a vital member of any veterinary team. They work directly under the supervision of a veterinarian. They are skilled in the practical side of animal care, and are responsible for feeding, bathing, and exercising the animals, and they restrain them during examinations and treatment.

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Animal Species: Fish, Mammals

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Animal Species: Fish, Mammals

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Minimum Entry Level: Bachelor’s Degree

Animal Species: Wildlife

A wildlife capture expert is an individual who uses knowledge of specific species, as well as acquired skills, to safely capture wildlife, without putting them under undue stress or harm.

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Minimum Entry Level: High SSchool Certificate

Animal Species: Critters, Mammals, Birds, Reptiles, Amphibians, Insects

An Animal Farm Worker is employed to look after the animals on a privately owned or sponsored animal farm meant for entertainment or educational purposes

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Animal Species: Fish, Mammals

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Minimum Entry Level: High Sciool Certificate

Animal Species: Wildlife

A wildlife transporter makes use of exceptional skills in driving heavy load trucks to transport different kinds of wildlife from one place to another.

Transportation of wild animals is an extremely difficult job, as it can be harmful and even life threatening to the animals if not done correctly.

The transporter works with other people who help during the transport or relocation, such as the caretakers, managers, wildlife capture experts and wildlife veterinarians.

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Minimum Entry Level: Doctorate Degree

Animal Species: Wildlife

A Veterinarian is a doctor who protects the health and well-being of both animals and people by treating animals for various ailments and diseases. A wildlife veterinarian studies even further to be able to work exclusively with wild animals.

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Minimum Entry Level: College Diploma

Animal Species: Critters, Wildlife

Animal Keepers or Zookeepers care for animals in zoos, aquariums, and the different parks used for entertainment, education and conservation.

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Animal Species: Fish, Mammals

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Animal Species: Fish, Mammals

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Animal Species: Fish, Mammals

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