Animal Trainers:

Train animals for riding, harness, security, performance, or obedience, or 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.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $26,540.00
Average Time to Fill 44 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,723
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 22.28 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Critical Thinking
Resource Allocation
Attention to Detail
Oral Communication
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Customer Service

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Training and Teaching Others

Teach riding skills and horsemanship
Develop lesson, course, or training objectives
Develop training programs
Organize training procedure manuals
Identify training needs
Teach training techniques
Train others in the use of agricultural, farming, or forestry equipment

Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events

Select animals for specialized training or programs
Select animals to be bred
Select materials, tools, or accessories needed to complete project work
Identify animal or insect species
Identify characteristics of livestock, domestic animals, and other animals

Performing General Physical Activities

Develop relationship with animals to facilitate training and care
Care for plants or animals
Train wild, domestic, or farm animals
Handle wild, domestic, or farm animals
Provide food and water to wild, domestic, or farm animals

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Breed animals to propagate stock or to develop new type
Identify animal disease or parasites
Solve animal breeding problems

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Customer Service
Product Knowledge
Project Management

Related Licensing Requirements

Falconry License (18-0000000159)

312 IAC 9-10-13 Falconry licenses Authority: IC 14-11-2-1; IC 14-22-2-6; IC 14-22-23 Affected: IC 14-22 Sec. 13. (a) A person must not take, possess, transport, barter, sell, or purchase a raptor for falconry purposes or to practice falconry except as provided under this section. (b) A license under this section expires the last day of February of the third year following the year in which the license is issued. (c) An application to practice falconry must be completed upon a departmental form. Before a license may be issued, the applicant must do each of the following: (1) Correctly answer at least eighty percent (80%) of the questions on a supervised examination covering basic biology, care, and handling of raptors and laws relating to the practice of falconry. 2 (2) Establish that the applicant has also completed an application for a federal falconry permit. (3) Meet any other requirements contained in this article. (d) A license to practice falconry is subject to the following conditions: (1) No species of raptor may be taken in Indiana which is classified as threatened or endangered under: (A) 50 CFR 17.11 (October 1, 1995); or (B) 312 IAC 9-4-14. (2) A golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) may not be used unless prior written authorization is obtained from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. (3) By July 31 of each year, the license holder must complete on a departmental form and submit to the division a report which includes the following information: (A) A list of raptors possessed by the falconer on June 30 of the year in which the report is filed by species, marker number, sex (if known), age (if known), and the date and where or from whom acquired.

- Indiana Department of Natural Resources~Division of Fish and Wildlife (3172336527)

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