In The Pet Services Industry ||
If you’re a pet lover in search of an exciting new career, you might be
interested to know that the pet service industry is growing, despite the
challenges in the overall economy.
In fact, people employed in the pet service industry have a unique sort of job
security. With the explosion of pet ownership in recent years, and the fact that
many pet owners regard their dog or cat as “part of the family,” pet services
will always be in high demand, regardless of economic conditions.
Taking care of the family pet is one expense that most pet owners find
indespensible. In fact, many are willing to cut back on their personal expenses
to insure that the family dog, cat or other animal is healthy and properly taken
care of. This is reflected in the fact that spending on pet services grew by
billions of dollars last year, despite the most challenging economic climate
since the Great Depression.
Doggie day care, professional pet sitting, dog grooming, veterinary care, dog
training, pet nutrition, all these and more accounted for over $43 Billion in
spending in 2008. And the total is expected to climb higher in 2009 and beyond
as the pet services industry continues to grow in the coming decades.
Good veterinary care continues to be the one indispensable aspect of pet
ownership. Few pet owners are willing to let their beloved pets go without the
proper medical attention, regardless of their finanacial situation. Even some
pet owners who lack health insurance for themselves, are nevertheless willing to
pay for emergency and other veterinary care for their beloved pets.
Some career options in the veterinary medicine field are veterinarians,
veterinary technicians and assiastants, and office personnel.
Other key careers in the growing pet services industry are pet sitters, pet
store owners, doggie day care operators, dog groomers
, kennel and shelter
workers, pet photographers, and more.
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