Animal Career Secrets Review: Careers for Animal Lovers & Other Zoological Types

The Animal Career Secrets series presents an animal career book review on “Careers for Animal Lovers & Other Zoological Types” by Louise Miller. All content copyrighted 2007 by Diana L Guerrero. Some rights reserved.

Careers for Animal Lovers & Other Zoological Types by Louise Miller has been out since 2000 but remains a good beginning resource as you start to search a career. The text is geared towards all ages but I’d recommend it to students who are beginning to explore just what types of animal jobs fit their interests and what some of the requirements are for those careers with animals.

The book is different in that it categorizes the jobs under the general types of work such as “Training and Handling Our Best Friends” and “Protecting Our Furred and Feathered Friends” and even “Building a Business Around Animals.”

What I like about the book is that Miller actually looks at the strengths and skill sets and then talks about the careers with animals that might be of interest (This goes along with that list I had you do early on…remember?)

The author discusses the types of careers within the different agencies-everything from clerical to management so it doesn’t specifically talk just about the touchy-feely aspects of the jobs available.

Because the industry has changed drastically over the past ten to fifteen years you’ll need to do some digging and round out your research with some other resources.

I’ve heard seekers complain about the fact that animal career books or articles do not get into salary ranges. My advice? Get over the complaining and do some work to find that information on your own.

Salaries vary greatly throughout the country–and also depending on the agency. If you take my tips to start reading specific journals and building industry relationships you’ll find the salary ranges there or by simply picking up the phone and calling the human resource office of the facility you are interested in working for.

Louise Miller just updated another career book (which I will review later) and so I am guessing this book will be updated soon as well.

If you are just starting to research animal careers buy Careers for Animal Lovers & Other Zoological Typesby Louise Miller now.

Diana L Guerrero is an animal career specialist and has extensive experience in many areas of the animal world. A well known animal expert, she has worked professionally with animals for over thirty years. Guerrero is the author of several books and writes for a variety of websites.

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