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

Top Job (By Salary) Average Salary
Veterinarian £38,300
Biological scientists and biochemists £33,900
Environment professionals £33,500
Inspectors of standards and regulations £30,500
Managers and proprietors in animal care related services £29,200
Conservation professionals £27,200
Shopkeepers and proprieters - wholesale and retail £26,500
Farmers £25,200
Farm workers £21,200
Veterinary nurses £17,900
Animal care services occupations n.e.c. £15,300

Job Figures

There are predicted to be 1,090 new jobs with an estimated 3,449 annual openings.

Average Salaries

The current average wage for animal care related occupations is £26,950

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 Wythenshawe campus.

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