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Nonfarm Animal Caretakers


Feed, water, groom, bathe, and exercise pets and other nonfarm animals.

Nonfarm Animal Caretakers care for pets and other animals that do not live on farms. They may work in kennels, animal shelters, zoos, circuses, and aquariums. They feed, water, groom, bathe, exercise, or otherwise care for animals. They may care for dogs,

Wages $12.38 per hour on average  
Outlook The outlook is Excellent
Education & Training High School or less is needed for entry.
Related Programs (Current training programs available)
On the Job Work Activities
Career Pathways Animal Systems
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