Zookeepers provide the day-to-day care for animals in zoological parks. They prepare the diets, clean and maintain the exhibits and holding areas, and monitor the behavior of animals that range from the exotic and endangered to the more common and domesticated. Zookeepers interact with visitors and conduct formal and informal educational presentations, they sometimes assist in research studies, and depending upon the species, may also train animals.

Quick Facts
Alternate Title(s) None
Salary Range Below $25,000 to $50,000
Work Environment Indoors/Outdoors
Education and Training
  • Associate's Degree
Related School Subjects
  • Biology
  • Computer Science
  • Speech
  • Interpersonal
  • Scientific
  • Teaching
Personality Traits
  • Helpful
  • Problem-Solving
  • Scientific
Licensure/Certification None