Animal Control Workers

General Information

Description

Handle animals for the purpose of investigations of mistreatment, or control of abandoned, dangerous, or unattended animals.

Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. State and local government65.97%
  2. Private, not for profit18.08%
  3. Private, for profit12.97%
  4. Self-employed1.75%
  5. Federal government1.23%

Workplace at a Glance

What you can expect to experience while on the job

  • Responsibility
  • Exposure to job hazards
  • Physical activity
  • Decision making
  • Repetitiveness
  • Level of competition
  • Time pressure
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$38,430

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$56,010
$27,660
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Education

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 60%
  • Post-secondary certificate 29%
  • Associate's degree 9%
  • Some college 0%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Bachelor's degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Less than high school 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

Knowledge

  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Clerical
  • Law and Government
  • Public Safety and Security
  • English Language

Skills at a Glance

Skills helpful in this career

  • Verbal skills
  • Critical thinking & problem solving
  • Equipment operation & maintenance
  • Math & science skills
  • Technology design & control
  • Leadership
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