This course is designed for students who have an interest in the Animal Health field. This course will allow students an opportunity to discover and explore a variety of career options in the animal health industry.
What will you explore?
• Animal Handling Skills • Large Animal Husbandry
• Companion Animal Care • Exotic Animal Care
• Marine Animal Husbandry • Conservation Education
• Native Fisheries & Wildlife Conservation • Veterinarian Fundamentals
• Shelter Animal Care • Professionalism Skills
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics:
The job outlook for a career in the animal health field should grow between 19-20% by 2026. The 2017 median pay was an annual salary of $33,400. For veterinarians the median annual salary was $90,420 with the top 10% earning more than $159,320. Various careers could also include: zoo keeping, fisheries and wildlife biologist, animal shelter workers, livestock handler, marine biologist, and many more.
Dual Credit Opportunities:
Students have the opportunity to earn college credit by dual enrollment through Northwest Missouri State University. (Tuition cost is determined by the University). Courses include Profession Based Essentials (1 credit) and Profession-Based Work Experience (1-3 credits).
Some of the Animal Health business partners that you can anticipate working with are: The Kansas City Zoo, Wayside Waifs, Bayer, KC Sea Life Aquarium, Missouri Conservation, and many many more local partners.
Need printable information?
Animal Health Newsletters:
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