STARTING YOUR CAREER
Are you a high school or undergrad student who has already decided that working with exotic animals is the career for you – but you’re not sure where to start? Are you someone who has been trying hard to secure a position working in the zoo field but you’re finding it challenging? Don’t get discouraged! Finding full time employment working with exotic animals can be very difficult but is certainly not impossible. So what can you do? Here are some ideas:
FIND A MENTOR
CONSIDER UNCONVENTIONAL CAREER PATHS
VOLUNTEER AT AN ACCREDITED FACILITY
INTERN AT AN ACCREDITED FACILITY
APPLY FOR EVERY JOB THAT YOU QUALIFY FOR
Thomas Reid with an African elephant.