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Animal Trainers In Demand

General Information

Description

Train animals for riding, harness, security, performance, or obedience, or for assisting persons with disabilities. Accustom animals to human voice and contact, and condition animals to respond to commands. Train animals according to prescribed standards for show or competition. May train animals to carry pack loads or work as part of pack team.

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Business Breakdown

People in this career work in these sectors.

  1. Private, for profit46.27%
  2. Self-employed43.80%
  3. Private, not for profit4.95%
  4. State and local government1.62%
  5. Federal government1.25%

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

Industry areas

  • Hospitality & Tourism

Job Outlook

Projected Job Growth (2022 - 2032)
+16%
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Salary

Average Salary

Salary

$35,620

Military salary*

$55,703

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State-by-state Salary

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$72,650
$23,530
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Education & Interests

Most Common Education Levels

People in this career achieve this level of education.

  • High school 44%
  • Less than high school 22%
  • Some college 16%
  • Post-secondary certificate 7%
  • Associate's degree 6%
  • Bachelor's degree 1%
  • Master's degree 0%
  • Doctoral degree 0%
  • Post baccalaureate 0%
  • Post-doctoral training 0%
  • Post-master's certificate 0%
  • First professional degree 0%

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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.

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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

  • Education and Training
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Psychology
  • Administrative
  • English Language

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