Animal Care

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


Average salary: £50k

Animal care worker

Average salary: £15k


Average salary: £25k

Veterinary nurse

Average salary: £26k

Top Job (By Salary) Average Salary
Veterinarians £39,395
Biological scientists and biochemists £37,461
Environment professionals £36,483
Inspectors of standards and regulations £31,616
Conservation professionals £33,480
Shopkeepers and proprieters - wholesale and retail £28,808
Managers and proprietors in animal care related services £23,400
Farmers £21,902
Veterinary nurses £18,915
Farm workers £16,786
Animal care services occupations n.e.c. £14,997

Job Figures

There are predicted to be 944 new jobs with an estimated 1,952 annual openings.

Average Salaries

The current average wage for animal care related occupations is £27,199

Animal Care

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.

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