What are some helpful hints if I want to work with animals?
Do some research and explore the type of position you want. Some positions may need specialized training in certain areas. For example, if you want to work at Sea World, they will need you to pass a swim test, and be SCUBA certified. Anyone who wants to work with marine mammals, should plan on getting SCUBA certified. Most marine mammal facilities will not hire you unless you show them a SCUBA certification card (and be a decent swimmer). This is a good example of something you need to explore and think about…… Smoking – if you do smoke, you are strongly encouraged to quit. The EATM Program and Moorpark College strongly discourage smoking. Plus, many animal facilities will not hire you if you smoke. Also, quite a few animal companies will not hire you if you have visible tattoos….