Top Jobs in Animal Care that you can Pursue in 2023
In this video, we meet Sue Bain who has worked within the veterinary industry for many years including in the role as General Manager at AVT. She talks about the most popular jobs in Australia in animal care working with small animals, with a particular focus on roles available in growing areas of the industry.
Popular jobs and growing opportunities in Animal Care
As pet ownership continues to surge in popularity across Australia, new employment opportunities have emerged for individuals interested in the field. The video sheds light on some of the most prevalent organisations hiring vocationally trained staff, primarily as animal attendants or carers, to work with small animals such as dogs and cats.
Sue’s thoughts on growing job opportunities in Animal Care
Sue talks about some of the newer and growing areas of animal care she is seeing AVT Animal Care and Animal Studies graduates securing employment in:-
- Dog Kennels and Catteries – particularly due to the growing popularity of dog ownership
- Dog Day Care Facilities – organisations providing enrichment and socialisation for animals whilst families are away from home for the day
- Non-profit Shelter and Rescue Organisations – with a range of roles on offer
- Pet Sitting and Dog Walking services
- Dog Grooming
- Dog Training and Service Animal Training
Start your Qualification in Animal Care
As the demand for animal care workers increases among new services provided by organisations, Sue advocates for individuals to acquire foundational knowledge and skills through the completion of a vocational animal care course. Here’s how to get started:
What are your options to get started?
We have been training animal care, animal behaviour and training, equine care and veterinary nursing students for over 25 years in Australia. Students who undertake AVT courses range from high school-aged students just starting their pre-vocational journey right through to mature-aged students seeking an alternative career path. Graduates are highly respected and sought after by industry professionals, businesses and organisations. If you want the background knowledge and skills to help you secure your career in the animal care industry, check out our qualifications here or gain new skills by studying one of our short courses.