We often get asked about careers with animals, and where to get started. So we’ve put together a list of resources that might be of use.
Getting Started – What Can I Do?
Careers for Creature Lovers PDF http://www.bls.gov/opub/ooq/2006/winter/art01.pdf
55 Great Careers Working with Animals http://www.uvisor.com/55-great-careers-working-animals/
5 Great Jobs with Pet Animals http://www.bankrate.com/finance/personal-finance/5-great-pet-jobs-for-animal-lovers-1.aspx
About.Com really comprehensive list of animal careers http://animalcareers.about.com/od/Careers/a/Animal-Career-List.htm
ASPCA Overview of Careers with Animals http://www.aspca.org/about-us/faq/animal-careers
Cornell Veterinary Careers overview http://animalcareers.cornell.edu/careers/VetCareers.pdf
Careers in Animal Training and Enrichment https://www.animaledu.com/Careers/AnimalTrainingEnrichmentCareers.aspx
Careers in Animal Behavior http://www.indiana.edu/~animal/resources/careers.php
Careers in Animal Assisted Therapy, Education and Activities https://www.animaledu.com/Careers/AnimalAssistedTherapyCareers.aspx
Zoo and Aquarium Science Careers https://www.animaledu.com/Careers/ZooAquariumScienceCareers.aspx
Careers with Marine Mammals http://www.imata.org/become_a_trainer
Wildlife Rehabilitation Careers https://www.animaledu.com/Careers/WildlifeRehabilitationCareers.aspx
Cornell Wildlife Careers overview http://animalcareers.cornell.edu/careers/WildlifeCareers.pdf
Careers in AZA-Accredited Zoos and Aquariums http://www.aza.org/careers-zoos-aquariums/
Laboratory Animal Science & Enrichment https://www.animaledu.com/Careers/LaboratoryAnimalBehaviorCareers.aspx
Cornell Lab Animal Science Careers http://animalcareers.cornell.edu/careers/Careers_LabAnimalScience.pdf
Cornell Animal Careers list with info http://animalcareers.cornell.edu/list_careersby.php?col=title
10 Jobs that Let You Work with Animals http://jobs.aol.com/articles/2009/01/26/10-jobs-that-let-you-work-with-animals/
HSUS Careers with Animals http://www.humanesociety.org/animal_community/careers/
Animal Related Careers http://www.anapsid.org/resources/jobs.html
Animal Nursery Worker http://www.insidejobs.com/careers/animal-nursery-worker
Humane Society University http://humanesocietyuniversity.org/careers/
Professional Associations for animal-related professions http://abi.allsquared.com/Careers/ProfessionalAssociations.aspx
A cool overview of Animal Assisted Therapy, with references in the last slide http://prezi.com/hn2aupn8tlrs/animal-assisted-child-psychology/
Association of Professional Dog Trainers http://www.apdt.com/
National Association of Pet Sitters http://www.petsitters.org
National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association http://www.nwrawildlife.org
American Association of Zoo Keepers http://www.aazk.org
International Marine Animal Trainers’ Association http://www.imata.org
North American Veterinary Technician Association http://www.navta.org
Animal Science and Agricultural Careers Resources PDF http://www.careerhelp.umn.edu/PDFs/Major%20Resource%20Lists/ansciresources.pdf
Animal Behavior Institute https://www.animaledu.com/Programs.aspx
Education Programs for Careers in AZA Zoos and Aquariums
American Association for Laboratory Animal Science http://www.aalas.org/resources/careers.aspx
American Veterinary Medical Association Education Programs https://www.avma.org/Search/results.aspx?k=education%20programs
Intern Match Animal Care Internships http://www.internmatch.com/s/animal-care-internships
Animal Behavior Institute Internship Leads https://www.animaledu.com/Careers/InternshipOpportunities.aspx
Animal Legal Defense Fund http://aldf.org/resources/animal-law-events-opportunities/clerkships-internships-fellowships/
Degree Jungle’s Guide to College Internships offers some tips on what to look for and how to snag the ideal internship. But don’t wait until college. The earlier you start this process, the earlier you will hone what you may or may not want to do, and what skill sets you need to develop. http://www.degreejungle.com/edu/guide-to-college-internships/
Humane Society of the US Job Search http://www.animalsheltering.org/jobs/
ASPCA Job Postings http://www.aspca.org/about-us/aspca-jobs
Best Friends Animal Society (Utah) Job Listings http://bestfriends.org/current-job-openings/
Association of Zoos and Aquariums Job Listings http://www.aza.org/joblistings/
FlexJobs Telecommuting Animal Jobs http://www.flexjobs.com/jobs/telecommuting-animal-jobs
Books (Not on the Internet but useful resources – available at libraries)
Shorto, Russell. 1992. Careers for Animal Lovers. Choices: The Millbrook Press: Brookfield, Connecticut.
Hurwitz, Jane. 1997. The World of Work: Choosing a Career in Animal Care. The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc.: New York, New York.
Miller, Louise. 1991. Careers for Animal Lovers & Other Zoological Types. VGM Career Horizons, a division NTC Publishing: Lincoln, Illinois.
Barber, Kim. 1996. Career Success with Pets. Howell Book House, A Simon & Schuster/Macmillan Company: New York, New York.
Sirch, Willow Ann. 2000. Careers with Animals, The Humane Society of the United States. Fulcrum Publishing: Golden, Colorado.