January 27, 2010

Hot Jobs 68: Animal Related Employment

Welcome to the Wednesday hot jobs post! If you are new to the JobMonkey, this is where I tell you about three of the hottest leads for jobs over at our free JobMonkey Job Center. This week, I’m focusing on the fun careers working with animals. Are you a lover of man’s best friend? An aspiring Dr. Doolittle? There are dozens of great opportunities to work with animals posted over the last two weeks on the Job Center, so if this is your dream job, you should definitely check it out. You can also learn more about animal jobs — from dog walker to veterinarian — on the JobMonkey’s section on working with animals.

1. Collector, Billing Department Jobs, Animal Medical Center, New York, NY

What happens when you love animals, but don’t have the necessary training and education to work with them directly? No problem! Remember even veterinarians need administrative staff, cleaning staff and even marketing/advertising staff. Here is one such example of a non-veterinarian job at an Animal Medical Center. If you have an administrative background, you are in luck. The collector in the Billing Department is responsible for day to day monitoring of the collection of client accounts. Specific duties include placing weekly phone calls to clients with delinquent accounts, preparing agency reports on a monthly basis, and making adjustments to accounts within the computer system.

2. Associate Veterinarians and New Grads, American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Various Locations, Utah

Utah’s Banfield Pet Hospital is seeking both experienced doctors and new graduates to help expand its practice. For new graduates, the Pet Hospital offers new graduates a structured 14-week mentorship program. The ideal candidate will practice the highest quality of medicine and surgery and be able to perform procedures requiring a licensed DVM.

3. Animal Keeper Jobs, Smithsonian National Zoological Park, Front Royal, VA

This position is located in the National Zoological Park is seeking an animal keeper (salary $18-26/hour) to perform routine duties related to the care and maintenance of a collection of animals. Specific duties include measuring food items, cleaning animal enclosures, keeping service areas clean and maintaining enclosures. The ideal candidate will be able to lift and carry materials weighing up to 60 pounds and withstand extended periods of standing, walking, bending, and stooping. Workers are assigned to an eight-hour shift, but must be prepared to fill in at any time, including nights, weekends and holidays, since duties are considered “critical care”.

Best of luck with your search this week!

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