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Train animals for riding, harness, security, performance, or obedience, or for assisting persons with disabilities. Accustom animals to human voice and contact, and condition animals to respond to commands. Train animals according to prescribed standards for show or competition. May train animals to carry pack loads or work as part of pack team.


SOC Code 39-2011 - Animal Trainers is a a final level code of the “Personal Care and Service Occupations” Major Occupation Category. There are 16,530 total employees classified in this occupation in the USA, with an average Hourly Wage of $17.43 and average Annual Wage of $36,240.


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