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Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

On the Job


Nonfarm Animal Caretakers care for pets and other animals that do not live on farms. They may work in kennels, animal shelters, zoos, circuses, and aquariums. They feed, water, groom, bathe, exercise, or otherwise care for animals. They may care for dogs,

Physical Demands   

This career requires time standing, walking, or running.


Typical Work Tasks

People who work in this career often:

Typical Working Conditions


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