Career in the Animal Care Industry

Animal lovers can now pursue a career which allows them to do what they enjoy and be with the pets they love. There are many job opportunities in the animal care industry which is expected to grow steadily for the next three years. According to the data by the Department of Employment, there are currently about 16,400 Animal Care Workers in Australia which they believe will increase to 17,100 by 2018. This is mainly due to the fact that Australia has one of the highest pet ownership rates in the world.

The skills needed in this profession are mainly: Animal grooming, nurturing, exercising and playing with animals, and answering visitors’ questions. There are many roles in the industry which are basically: Animal Care Attendant, Animal Breeder, Animal Groomer, Veterinary Assistant, Veterinary Nurse, and Pet shop Employees. Most of those who are already in this profession have a Year 12 Qualification or lower.

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