Are you an animal lover? Would you like to find a job working with wildlife? There are countless jobs out there where you get to work with lions, elk, bear, zebras, giraffes, monkeys, gorillas, dolphins, elephants, deer, snakes, sharks, eagles, and other wild animals. Why not find a job working with these incredible creatures?
When you work with wildlife you can find jobs enforcing hunting laws in the wilds of Alaska, training dolphins in Honduras, or breaking in wild horses in Idaho. There are so many cool jobs working with wildlife. It’s a highly competitive niche, but if you are focused, it’s totally possible to land a job working with wild animals. Typically you’ll need a degree and specific training. Then with a bit of luck and determination you can get your foot in the door of this super fun niche.
- Wildlife Rehabilitator – Help wounded, injured, or orphaned animals return to their natural habitat
- Game Warden – Protect and preserve wildlife and their habitats
- Wildlife Photographer/Filmmaker – Take photos and film wild animals
- Veterinarians – Care for and treat animals at zoos, aquariums, and nature preserves
- Wildlife Educators – Teach people about different animals
- Zookeeper – Tend to wild animals who live in zoos
- Safari Guide – Take people on safari adventures
- Animal Control – Deal with animals who are a bit of a nuisance
- Wild Animal Trainers – Train wild animals to do tricks or act
- Dive Master – Guide people into the underwater world to show them the creatures of the sea
- Animal Actor Agent – Find animals for movie and television scenes
- Apiarist (aka Beekeeper) – Work with bees to produce honey
- Snake Milker– Get hands-on with poisonous snakes to create anti-venoms
- Marine Biologist – Study wild animals in the marine world
- Wildlife Biologist – Study wild animals on land
- Park Ranger – Work in National Parks studying, protecting, and spotting wild animals
- Wildlife Law Enforcement Agent – Protect and enforce laws that pertain to fish and wildlife
- Dolphin Trainer – Train dolphins to do tricks
- Elephant Trainer – Teach elephants to entertain people
- Wrangler – Break in wild horses
- Reptile Breeder – Breed and sell reptiles to the commercial market
- Hunting Guide – Take paying guests to hunt big game
- Animal TV Show Host – Work with animals on live television
These are all really cool animal jobs. Which one is the most appealing to you? Learn more about these jobs and others on JobMonkey. Many of these jobs are available through government agencies like the National Park Service, Bureau of Land Management, or US Fish and Wildlife Service. Also search for jobs with the Association of Zoos and Aquariums, outfitters, local government, or with other cool employers.
If you daydream of working with wildlife, make your dreams a reality. Stay focused and you could be earning your next paycheck photographing giraffes in Kenya, monitoring wolf species in Yellowstone National Park, or feeding lions at the Smithsonian National Zoo. Start your animal job search on the JobMonkey Job Board today.