Top Jobs for Animal Lovers

Top Jobs for Animal Lovers
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    Do you love animals? If so, you are like most of us.

    If you love animals and they bring a smile to your face, you should highly consider working with them on a daily basis.


If you do not like your current job, you may want to consider switching career paths in order to have job happiness. Here are some of the best jobs that allow people to work with animals each and every day.

#1) Veterinary Receptionist

If you do not want to attend school for a long time, but still want to work in a veterinary hospital, you may want to consider pursuing a career as a veterinary receptionist. Veterinary receptionists work alongside veterinarians and their assistants to provide optimal customer and animal care on a daily basis.

Oftentimes, you are the first person that people and animals see when they enter the door. It is your responsibility to make everyone, even pets, feel comfortable and secure. This job allows you to have a great salary, benefits, and ideal job security. It also provides happiness as you get to work with animals day after day.

#2) Public Food Inspector

If you are a veterinarian or have experience working with animals in the career world, you may be ready to leave the private practice and work for the government, where you can make an even larger difference.

Most veterinarians do not ever want to leave their private practice, but if you do, you can enter the government and work as a food inspector.

A food inspector with veterinarian skills allows you to inspect every animal that comes into the nation.

You can inspect them for diseases and viruses. You can help protect the nation, our farmers, and our general population from sick and diseased animals.

#3) Pet Photographer

If you are not interested in the medical field at all, but still want to work closely with animals, you may want to consider working as a pet photographer.

Pet photographers have a great career because they can pick and choose which animals they may want to work with.

They are able to capture a pet’s deepest thoughts and feelings and really help others connect with them. You can use your photography skills for individual clients or for promotional purposes. You can also donate your time and help shelters by taking professional photographs to help their pets get adopted more quickly.

#4) Shelter Manager

A shelter manager is able to truly make a difference in the world and in the world of many animals’ lives. They are able to help rescue and find homes for some of the most neglected animals in their community.

They are not only responsible for the safety and well-being of all animals, but they are also responsible for hiring and training great employees and volunteers. If you are a natural leader and are looking to help lead others to care for animals, you can share your love as a shelter manager. You could even set up your own shelter after you gain some experience.

#5) Pet Store Owner

If you are an entrepreneur and do not want to work for a boss, you may want to consider opening up your own pet store. While many pet stores are chains, you can always open up a local and independent pet store that specializes in certain types of animals.

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From dogs to cats to reptiles and more, there is no end to what you can do as a pet store owner. Being the owner of your own store allows you to carry the products you want and the animals you like most.

You can help others find the animal of their dreams and help educate them about how to take care of them best. While this job does have a lot of benefits, you must also work hard to ensure that your business is successful.

#6) Animal Behaviorist

If you love working with animals and want to help them be the best version of themselves, you should highly consider working as an animal behaviorist. This position allows you to work one on one with animals to help them become more obedient and more fun to be around. If you are looking to make a difference in the lives of animals and their owners, this may be the way to go.

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