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January 24, 2011

Career Fair: Jobs That Help Animals

Turn your love of animals into a humane career

kitten with a cast on his leg, held by a vet

Mark Hayes/iStockphoto

From veterinarians to lawyers to graphic designers to disaster responders, there are a wide variety of jobs available in the animal protection field. No matter what talents and skills you possess, chances are they can be put to good use to help animals. 

The tools below can help you find your calling and see what training and experience you'll need to get there. It’s never too early to start working toward the career of your dreams!


Humane Society University Career Center
 Learn about different humane careers, volunteer and internship opportunities, professional organizations and associations, and HSUS publications and courses. Check out the Especially for Youth page for tips tailored for you.

Working from the Heart: Career Paths to Helping Animals
Not every job working with animals is necessarily a humane one. Understand the difference between a humane occupation and one that exploits animals, and learn about different types of training and experience needed for different jobs.

If you dream of becoming a veterinarian, this site will help you get there! Go to the Students section to learn how you can start preparing in high school for a career as a vet. It includes tips for getting into vet school, a list of scholarships, and links to other helpful websites. 

Intern with Us!
The HSUS always has internship opportunities available in variety of departments, and college students can usually arrange to receive course credit. You can also browse The HSUS’s current job openings for more examples of the kinds of careers that help animals.

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