Owen is the owner of a reptile store. He spends his typical day paying the bills, managing his staff, dealing with animals, and teaching classes. He tells us that he wishes he knew when he was younger that sometimes your talents are more important than your interests. He worked as a failing musician for years before moving into the reptile business.
Animal care and service workers care for the needs of animals. They feed, water, groom, bathe, and exercise pets and other nonfarm animals. Job tasks vary by position and place of work.
Short-term on-the-job training
Although not required, certifications available in many of these occupations may help workers establish their credentials and enhance their skills. For many caretaker positions, it helps to have experience working with animals.
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