U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Standard Occupational Classification
The information on this page relates to the 2010 SOC, please see the 2000 SOC System for information on the previous version of the SOC.
39-2021 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
Feed, water, groom, bathe, exercise, or otherwise care for pets and other nonfarm animals, such as dogs, cats, ornamental fish or birds, zoo animals, and mice. Work in settings such as kennels, animal shelters, zoos, circuses, and aquariums. May keep records of feedings, treatments, and animals received or discharged. May clean, disinfect, and repair cages, pens, or fish tanks. Excludes "Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers" (31-9096).
Illustrative examples: Dog Groomer,
Animal Shelter Worker
Broad Occupation: 39-2020 Nonfarm Animal Caretakers
Minor Group: 39-2000 Animal Care and Service Workers
Major Group: 39-0000 Personal Care and Service Occupations
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Last Modified Date: March 11, 2010