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Nonfarm Animal Caretakers

in Massachusetts

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).

All Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Code
Title Employment Change Annual Average Openings Typical education needed for entry
2014 2024 Level Percent Total Growth Replace-
ments
392021  Nonfarm Animal Caretakers 4,059 4,586 527 12.98 % 137 53 84 High school diploma or equivalent 

Industry Projections for this Occupation

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Industry 2014
Employment
Projected 2024 Employment Change
2014-2024
2016
Mean Annual OES Wage
Number Percent Distribution Number Percent Distribution Number Percent
Other Services (except Government)    2,200  54 % 2,580  56 % 380  17 % $26,500
Personal and Laundry Services    2,100  52 % 2,470  54 % 370  18 % $26,420
Massachusetts Department of Unemployment Assistance
Department Economic Research
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