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Animal Caretakers

 

Feed, water, groom, bathe, exercise, or otherwise provide care to promote and maintain the well-being of pets and other animals that are not raised for consumption, such as dogs, cats, race horses, ornamental fish or birds, zoo animals, and mice. Work in settings such as kennels, animal shelters, zoos, circuses, and aquariums. May keep records of feedings, treatments, and animals received or discharged. May clean, disinfect, and repair cages, pens, or fish tanks. Excludes “Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers” (31-9096) and “Farmworkers, Farm, Ranch, and Aquacultural Animals” (45-2093). 

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Growth Rate Click for more information on Growth rate -3.3%
Openings Per Year Click for more information on Employment outlook 613
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Median Hourly Click for more information on Median Hourly Wage $16 per hour
Average Annual Click for more information on Average Wage $35,300 per year
Education Needed Click for more information on Education needed Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate. 
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