How to Become a Zookeeper
Did you ever go to the zoo as a child, or maybe even with your family as an adult, and think about the wonderful career opportunities at that location? Getting to care for animals who will spark a passion in the next generation for conservation and wildlife care? Are you inspired by animals and wildlife? Have you ever wanted to be part of that?
You can be! There are a number of roles at the zoo — from educators, animal care specialists, and zookeepers, and an Animal Health and Behavior bachelor’s degree from Unity College can be your first step to fulfilling that dream.
Animal Care and Service Workers Fast Facts
|Recommended Education||4-Year Bachelor’s Degree|
|Median Salary (2018)||$24,990 per year|
|Workers Employed in U.S. (2018)||330,900|
|Projected Job Openings by 2028||51,700|
|Projected Growth Rate||16% (much faster than average)|
Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018