5 inspiring outdoor jobs
9-5 grind wearing you down?
Maybe it’s time to bring your work into the great outdoors. Here are five great Canadian outdoor jobs to consider, how to get them, and what they’ll give you in return.
Wildlife care worker
As a wildlife care worker, you’ll be responsible for transporting injured animals from the wild back to the facility, administering first aid, conducting lab tests, and preparing food and medicine in addition to routine cage-cleaning duties.
What you’ll need
Post-secondary education in a related field is usually required (such as a biology degree or an animal health technician diploma). You must be able to identify the native birds and wildlife of the region you’re working in, plus have a few years of experience caring for and handling wildlife.
If you love animals, this job will allow you to get up-close and personal. A warning: It will probably tug at your heartstrings.
What you’ll earn
The starting annual salary for most animal health technicians in Canada is between $20-25,000.
To find out more, visit your local wildlife organization, such as the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton.
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