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Significant Information: Animal Care and Service Workers




  • Animal lovers get satisfaction in this occupation, but the work can be unpleasant and physically and emotionally demanding.

  • Most workers are trained on the job, but advancement depends on experience, formal training, and continuing education.

  • Good employment opportunities are expected for most positions; however, keen competition is expected for jobs as zookeepers.

  • Starting salaries are significantly lower than those in many other fields.