Finding a job these days is not an easy task, locating one that you will enjoy is even more difficult. However, there are jobs out there that are still in high demand despite the current economic conditions. If you have an affinity for animals and think you would enjoy working with them, you should consider looking into becoming a vet assistant.
Veterinary assistants work in animal hospitals and vet offices. They have numerous responsibilities that include helping to maintain a clean and orderly work environment as well as looking after patients. Cleaning and sterilization of not only examination rooms but cages where animals are kept, is vital for insuring that there is no risk of spreading any kind of bacteria or parasites to other patients. One of the great aspects of this job is that you are responsible for the well being of the patients. Dogs need to be walked, cats need attention, birds need companionship. It would be your job to see that these animals receive proper physical exercise as well as mental and emotional stimulation.
Also as a vet assistant you would need to be able to calm an animal who is stressed out from any procedure or examination that they have received. This is where have an innate ability because of your love for animals would be vital.
Veterinary assistants do not require any kind of special training outside of a high school diploma or GED, though there are some certification classes you could take that would help you get hired, but are not necessary. A job like this would also be great if you are interested in becoming a vet, it would expose you to the daily routines and responsibilities that a veterinarian faces.
Jobs like this are plentiful right now and if you feel you have the mental and emotional temperament for such duties, I would highly recommend looking into becoming a veterinary assistant.