• Animal Trainers
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  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 35,470
    $26,870 range bar $52,370
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Animal Trainers train animals. Working with pets and other nonfarm animals, they teach them to respond to human commands.

What do they typically do

  • Observe animals' physical conditions to detect illness or unhealthy conditions requiring medical care
  • Talk to or interact with animals to familiarize them to human voices or contact
  • Keep records documenting animal health, diet, or behavior
  • Feed or exercise animals or provide other general care such as cleaning or maintaining holding or performance areas
  • Administer prescribed medications to animals
  • Conduct training programs to develop or maintain desired animal behaviors for competition, entertainment, obedience, security, riding, or related purposes
  • Evaluate animals to determine their temperaments, abilities, or aptitude for training
  • Cue or signal animals during performances

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +2.4%
Job Openings 280

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Education & Training

  • Education

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA
Private Training Programs

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