Studying animal care at The Manchester College can lead you to an incredibly diverse range of careers, whether you prefer hands-on interaction working in the outdoors or would like to work in a laboratory investigating the science behind behaviour and development.
In the local community, roles are often available for veterinary nurses and animal charities are regularly in need of those with the skills to rescue and take care of pets. Further afield, you could follow a career as a zookeeper, nature reserve manager, marine biologist or even a genetic researcher!
Top Career Opportunities
|Top Job (By Salary)||Number of Jobs in 2016||Number of Job in 2020||Average Salary|
|Biological scientists and biochemists||7,979||7,948||£37,461|
|Inspectors of standards and regulations||4,538||4,630||£31,616|
|Shopkeepers and proprieters - wholesale and retail||9,183||8,271||£28,808|
|Managers and proprietors in animal care related services||2,061||2,075||£23,400|
|Animal care services occupations n.e.c.||8,812||8,942||£14,997|
There are predicted to be 944 new jobs with an estimated 1,952 annual openings.
The current average wage for animal care related occupations is £27,199
Interact with an incredible range of animals, both domestic and exotic, discover how and why animals behave like they do, and follow your passion for these wonderful creatures with a career in animal care – all from right here in Manchester at our Northenden campus.