Career Outlook for Animal Trainers

Also known as:  Animal Trainer, Dog Handler, Dog Trainer, Dolphin Trainer, Guide Dog Instructor, Guide Dog Mobility Instructor, Guide Dog Trainer, Horse Breaker, Licensed Guide Dog Instructor, Lion Trainer
The overall job outlook for Animal Trainer careers has been relatively unchanged since 2004. Vacancies for this career have slightly increased by 20.84 percent nationwide in that time, with an average growth of 3.47 percent per year. Demand for Animal Trainers is expected to go up, with an expected 46,960 new jobs filled by 2018. This represents an annual increase of 60.27 percent over the next few years.
There are currently more Animal Trainers in the following states
California 1,240
New York 750
Florida 730
Texas 620
New Jersey 390
Wisconsin 310
Michigan 310
The states below have the least number of filled positions for Animal Trainers
Nebraska 30
New Mexico 30
New Hampshire 40
Kansas 50
Idaho 70
Arkansas 70
Iowa 80