• Animal Control Workers
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 36,290
    $27,260 range bar $47,330
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Fast Growing
  • Animal control workers handle animals for the purpose of investigations of mistreatment, or control of abandoned, dangerous, or unattended animals.

What do they typically do

  • Euthanize rabid, unclaimed, or severely injured animals
  • Investigate reports of animal attacks or animal cruelty, interviewing witnesses, collecting evidence, and writing reports
  • Prepare for prosecutions related to animal treatment, and give evidence in court
  • Remove captured animals from animal-control service vehicles and place animals in shelter cages or other enclosures
  • Clean facilities and equipment such as dog pens and animal control trucks
  • Examine animals for injuries or malnutrition, and arrange for any necessary medical treatment
  • Supply animals with food, water, and personal care
  • Capture and remove stray, uncontrolled, or abused animals from undesirable conditions using nets, nooses, or tranquilizer darts as necessary

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.8%
Job Opening 51

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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
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