Could a career with animals hold the key to greater wellbeing and happiness for you? There are a lot of jobs in the animal sector, which has expanded considerably. They are unlikely to earn you a fortune, but they could give you a lot of job satisfaction, although many will undoubtedly be frustrating and, depending on the career path you choose in the animal care sector, you may find yourself having to deal with some pretty awful sights & hear some terrible tales.
The animal sector offers a wide range of jobs
They range from jobs working hands-on with animals & those needing a knowledge about animals & an enthusiasm for them, but which aren't necessarily hands-on in day to day basis
Charities will need both hands-on staff and those perform those tasks which keep the animal charity going e.g. fund-raising, public relations, volunteer management, human resources, secretarial, finance etc (more in larger animal charities - smaller charities will probably depend on volunteers for many of these jobs
In the UK, Lantra is the Sector Skills Council for the environmental and land based sectors, including agriculture, animal care, horticulture, garden design, floristry, game keeper, green keeper, zoo keeper, estate workers, dog groomers, farriers, jockeys, fish farmers, animal traners & the like - you can find out more about animal careers here
Some of these may be options for people who are retired, who have experience with pets but do not want to own one. Pet Sitting WorldWide offers a great opportunity to make lots of new friends, two legs and four!
|These resources may be helpful if you are wishing to work with or for animals, set up your own business or charity.|
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