Everyone wants to do something they really love – and for people crazy about animals it only makes sense to do something that lets you help your fellow furry friends. After all what could be better than helping animals, caring for them or just generally playing with them and making money while doing it. Here are a few jobs which are perfectly suited to people who want to build their careers around their love of animals.
Dog Walker/Pet Sitter
Being a dog walker might just be the greatest job ever. You get to go for long walks with a pack of canine friends and then drop them off at the end – this is awesome exercise and brings you into constant contact with an array of friendly companions. It’s essentially like having 5 dogs to yourself! Best of all, it is now possible to make a decent living from this: many overworked business people love their dogs dearly and will pay a pretty penny to see them well looked after: this is where you come in. You can find dog walker and pet sitter positions online and even on care.com!
Grabbing a vet job is the dream of so many animal lovers as they grow up. It takes a great deal of hard work and schooling to truly pursue this career, yet it is well worth it in the end. You will get to cure the maladies of a wide range of animals and watch clients pets grow cuter with every visit too. Beyond that, it is actually an incredibly well paid profession and you can make a very good living as a vet.
It is also possible to get a job at one of the many animal charities out there. This can involve hands on work with animals at shelters, or fundraising for organisations that desperately need money to make a difference. This is challenging work yet it is also incredibly rewarding and you will get the bonus of working with like-minded people.
Zoo educators give tours and lectures to zoo visitors in an effort to promote wildlife conservation. Some presentations may involve handling of live animals (often parrots, turtles, and small mammals). They also have a closer connection with some of the world’s most exotic animals, which is awesome!
For most people, their job is where they will spend the majority of their waking hours. This makes it so important to do something you love – so if you adore animals, why not make a living that way? You will be doing good and making your life so much better.