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Educator/Guide

What’s cool about this job

We work with amazing animals and learn something new about them every single day, and help connect people to wildlife.

Job challenges

There is much more to the job than cuddling cute critters. Animals are not just cute, cuddly things. They get sick, they bite, they die, they hurt each other, and they can hurt you, too. And the work can be hard, dirty, and tedious. You should have a realistic view of the job before making animalAny living thing that is not a plant. Most animals can move about freely. All use plants or other animals as food. All have sensory organs. keeping your career objective. 

How to get a job like this

Education and experience are especially necessary for all of our animalAny living thing that is not a plant. Most animals can move about freely. All use plants or other animals as food. All have sensory organs. positions. Our animalAny living thing that is not a plant. Most animals can move about freely. All use plants or other animals as food. All have sensory organs. positions are highly competitive and require skilled individuals who usually have a background in a related life science field such as biologyThe study of life and living things. Biology deals with how plants and animals live and grow, how they are made, and where they are found., zoology, or behavioral sciences. Along with education, it helps to have some "hands-on" experience working with animals. You might want to look for volunteer jobs or internships at places like veterinary offices, a local humane society, park service or wildlife rehabilitation center, animalAny living thing that is not a plant. Most animals can move about freely. All use plants or other animals as food. All have sensory organs. shelters, farms, pet breeders, horse stables and boarding facilities, or 4-H Clubs.