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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 government75.49%
  2. Private, not for profit11.83%
  3. Private, for profit8.69%
  4. Self-employed3.99%

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

$39,320

State-by-state Salary

Gray states indicate no data available

$60,630
$29,220
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Education & Interests

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%

PERSONALITY CHARACTERISTICS

You may find this career fulfilling if you consider yourself to be:

  • Realistic — You have an interest in physically working with equipment, materials or structures.
  • Social — You have an interest in helping, teaching, advising, assisting or providing service to others.
  • Conventional — You have an interest in following procedures and regulations to organize information or data.

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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

Knowledge

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

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