On the Job
Animal Trainers train animals for a variety of purposes. They work with animals to get them used to human contact. They may train animals for competition, or to serve people with disabilities. They may also train animals to carry loads or packs.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Clean facilities or work areas.
- Discuss service options or needs with clients.
- Evaluate capabilities or training needs.
- Document client health or progress.
- Train animals.
- Monitor health or behavior of people or animals.
- Administer basic health care or medical treatments.
- Care for animals.
- Organize recreational activities or events.
- Maintain facilities.
Typical Working Conditions
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Dealing with external customers.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
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