We surveyed 183 animal trainers to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical animal trainer. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an animal trainer?

Low

High

Working as an animal trainer typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become an animal trainer?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an animal trainer typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as an animal trainer?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically difficult to find a job as an animal trainer. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for animal trainers.