Nonfarm Animal Caretakers (39-2021)
Feed, water, groom, bathe, exercise, or otherwise care for pets and other nonfarm animals, such as dogs, cats, ornamental fish or birds, zoo animals, and mice. Work in settings such as kennels, animal shelters, zoos, circuses, and aquariums. May keep records of feedings, treatments, and animals received or discharged. May clean, disinfect, and repair cages, pens, or fish tanks. Excludes Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers (31-9096).
Employment and Job Openings
|Employment||Average Annual Openings|
|2018 Estimate||2028 Projection||Percent Change||Labor Force Exits||Occupation Transfers||Total|
Job Outlook for Alaska: Alaska’s employment growth is moderate with high employment opportunities.
|Mean Wage||Wage by Percentile|
|Fairbanks North Star Borough||15.74||11.49||12.41||14.31||18.14||23.39|
|Balance of State||15.70||11.93||13.19||14.97||18.07||20.42|
* indicates the estimate is not available, or the hourly wage is greater than $100, or the annual wage is greater than $208,000.