Help next to a position that have to do next to birds? 10 points to honest answer?
Hi, i recently got a sun conure that wasn't fully weaned, and my father and I have to hand-feed him. I LOVE little one birds because they are so nice, and look so adorable as chicks. I also love fully grown birds xD Well anyway, i am wanting to know of a good job, that make 75,000 dollars and up a year. It doesn't have to be breeding a specific species of bird. I think if i be to become a bird breeder, i wouldn't go over the size of an Ekkie, as bigger birds tend to intimidate me. I seem to love birds, dogs, rodents, SOME reptiles, and most amphibians. I think i will own my own exotic pet store some daytime. What do you think i should do as a career when i am older?
There is a shortage of avian vet and exotic only vets..those of us who own birds and other exotic animals it can be hard to find a pious vet who specializes in them.
As for breeding not much money in that you wind up spending more money than making any when it comes to breeding birds..I know alot of bird breeders and any money they receive goes right back into the care of their birds not much not here over after that.
Answers: I work as an ornithologist studying extreme birds and working to save endangered species of birds...I went to college for many years, and have been contained by this field of work for about 9 years now..and I STILL don't pretty make 75K a year. Most jobs working with animals don't clear much..as they don't need to because so many people want these types of job that they will do it for very low wages. These jobs are very competitive, I am one of the lucky ones who have been able to find full time work. I have several friends with higher degrees than me that still cannot find full time durable work. If you want to get into the field of working with animals for a living don't expect to win rich. Yes, you can make a living working with animals. Being a vet is an option that will pay envelope you well..but it sounds more like you might want to go into wildlife rehabilitation work or probably as a zookeeper. Both pay pretty poorly, but both can be extremely rewarding jobs. I know mine is..I could not imagine doing anything else!! I might even income someone to let me do the work I do if they didn't pay me to do it!!
how about person an avian vet or all animals vet. you would learn to overcome any fears you have beside certain birds or animals.hands on training is the best way to walk. good luck with your choice.
Cornelius is absolutely right. Take it from me, I'm a mobile parrot groomer, I've worked in stores (it would be unusual, but possible to make a lot of money), I've been a vet tech (and I know what an avian vet makes) and I'm a rescuer/rehabber. None of those professions will bring back you 75K. And forget about breeding. Not only would it be like champion the lottery if you were to earn a decent living, but really for most, to do it morally and ethically, you would lose money.
What you should do is create your own undertaking. Find one area in which to specialize, and go to conservatory. Look up people like Irene Pepperberg, Charles Mung, Joseph Forshaw, Jean Pattison, Rick Jordan, Gail Worth, Susan Friedman, Steve Martin, Sally Blanchard, Dick Schroeder, Rosemary Low. Some of these people are Ph.Ds, reporters, breeders, researchers, etc.
They all have interesting jobs, and own done some pretty great things for aviculture.
I can't think of a great paying job dealing with birds but I did want to propose that if you want to work with birds contact your local bird rescue I am sure they could use some helping hand