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Animal Trainers

Train animals for riding, harnessing, performance, obedience, or service.

Quick Facts


Below the statewide median
$20.63 / hour    Read more about wages


Well above statewide average
Growth rate:  28.5%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • Clean facilities or work areas.
  • Discuss service options or needs with clients.
  • Evaluate capabilities or training needs.
  • Document client health or progress.
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