Zookeeper

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Potential salary $50,000

Zookeeper

Zookeepers are in charge of feeding, bathing and monitoring the health of all of the amazing creatures at that zoo. They look for irregular behavior in the animals and report any abnormalities to the veterinarians. They become familiar with many types of animals and learn how to cater to their specific needs. Zookeepers are contributors that work with others to ensure the well-being of the animals and of the zoo visitors. Zookeepers must be hardworking, passionate, and patient to successfully work with the animals. They also need to be strong communicators able to convey instructions and information clearly, and of course they must be knowledgeable of and comfortable with working with animals. Zookeepers many responsibilities include feeding and grooming the animals, observing and interacting with the animals, as well as training them. They are also in charge of cleaning the animal enclosures and educating visitors on the animals. A majority of Zookeepers are required to have a bachelor’s of science in order to get a position as a zookeeper. Over the next decade positions for zoologists are expected to grow 5% while positions as animal care workers are projected to grow 16% by 2028.

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