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Pet Shop Workers

Overview

Pet shop workers, from entry-level clerks to store managers, are involved in the daily upkeep of a pet store. They sell pet supplies including food, medicine, toys, carriers, and educational books and videos. They work with customers, answering questions and offering animal care advice. They keep the store, aquariums, and animal cages clean, and look after the health of the pets for sale. They also stock shelves, order products from distributors, and maintain records on the animals and products.

Pet stores have experienced healthy growth in the past few years, particularly the two largest pet store companies: Petsmart and Petco.

Salary Range

Below $25,000 to $50,000

Minimum Education Level

High School Diploma

Certification/License

None

Outlook

Faster than the Average
Personality Traits

Conventional

Enterprising

Outgoing

Career Ladder
Owner, Pet Shop

Manager, Pet Shop

Pet Shop Worker

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