Animal care and service workers are people who provide care for animals. The job tasks vary by position and place of work. Animal care and service workers train, feed, exercise , clean, disinfect,and repair the cages, provide companionship,examine for illness or injury, monitor and keep details of their diet physical conditions and behavior. Animal care and service workers held about 232,100 jobs in 2012. 82 percent were nonfarm animal caretakers, and 18 percent were animal trainers. The Median Pay in 2012 was $19,970 per year $9.60 per hour. The Job Outlook from 2012 to 2022 is 15% (Faster than average), and the Employment Change in 2012 to 2022 is
35,400. “The median annual wage for nonfarm animal caretakers was $19,690 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $16,490, and the top 10 percent earned more than $32,500. The median annual wage for animal trainers was $25,270 in
May 2012. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $17,580, and the top 10 percent earned more than $49,840.”
Types of caretakers and workers include, Nonfarm animal caretakers usually work with cats and dogs in animal shelters or rescue leagues. All caretakers tend to basic needs of animals, but the experienced ones may have more responsibilities, like helping with vaccinations or euthanizing animals under the directions of a veterinarian, administrative duties consisting of keeping records, answering questions for the public, helping visitors understand things about the pets health, and screening people who want to adopt animals. Animal trainers train animals for riding, security, performance, obedience, or assisting people with disabilities, familiarize them to human voices and contact, respond to commands. Most trainers work with dogs or horses, and
some work with marine mammals such as dolphins. There trainers that teach a variety of skills.
For example, teaching animals to cooperate with veterinarians or train animals for a competition or show. They can be qualified by taking courses at community colleges or vocational and private training schools. Groomers maintain the animal's appearance. They usually have their own business, work in grooming salons, and run their own mobile grooming service to travel to clients’ homes(Note: Demand for mobile grooming services is growing because these services are convenient for pet owners, allowing the pet to stay in its familiar environment.). Pet groomers typically learn by working with guidance by an experienced groomer, they can attend one of 50 state licensed grooming schools. Grooms care for horses. Working in stables and are responsible for feeding, grooming, and exercising horses. They have to saddle and unsaddle horses, give them rubdowns, and cool them off after a ride. In addition, grooms clean stalls, polish saddles, and organize the tack room where they keep harnesses, saddles, and bridles..
Experienced grooms sometimes help train horses.
work in zoos. They have to plan diets, feed,monitor eating patterns, clean the animals enclosures, monitor their behavior, and watch for signs of illness or injury. Working with one or multiple species of animals relies on the zoo's size. And may help raise young animals, zoos require keepers to have a bachelor’s degree in biology, animal science, or a related field. Kennel attendants take care of an owner's pet while they're working or leaving for an extended amount of time. Cleaning cages, going on dog runs, feeding, exercising, and playing with animals are duties basic attendants are required to do. Basic health care, bathing, and attend to other basic grooming needs for the animal are requirements are fulfilled by experienced attendants. Last but not least Pet sitters are people who go stay in the owners home while they're