Animal Trainer

Animal Systems

What they do...

Trains animals for riding, harness, security, performance, obedience, or assissting people wtih disabilities. Accustoms animals to human voice and contact; and conditions animals to respond to commands. Trains animals according to prescribed standards for show or competition. May train animals to carry pack loads or work as part of a pack team.

What they earn...

Average NY Salary: $35, 650

Job Outlook...

Outlook is stable and growth is about +1%.

What to learn...

Animal trainers often have to have a high school diploma. However, some animal training jobs may require a bachelor's degree and additional skills.