We surveyed 1,565 kennel technicians to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical kennel technician. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a kennel technician?

Low

High

Working as a kennel technician typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become a kennel technician?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a kennel technician 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 a kennel technician?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically not very difficult to find a job as a kennel technician.

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Do kennel technicians work full-time or part-time?

34% of kennel technicians work in full-time roles while 66% work part-time.

Is being a kennel technician stressful?

Low

High

Kennel technicians tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as a kennel technician?

Low

High

Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being a kennel technician.

How competitive is the workplace for kennel technicians?

Low

High

Competition at work is not common for kennel technicians.

Does being a kennel technician require frequent time pressure to complete tasks?

Low

High

Time pressure tends not to be a major contributor of stress for kennel technicians.

Are kennel technicians allowed to express themselves creatively?

Low

High

Kennel technicians rarely get a chance to express themselves creatively.

Do kennel technicians have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

Kennel technicians tend to have a set and inflexible work schedule that they are unable to deviate from too much.

Is being a kennel technician physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a kennel technician requires significant physical work, and is not a career for those unable to perform continuous and/or strenuous physical activity.

Are kennel technicians exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

While sometimes repetitive, kennel technicians tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.

Does being a kennel technician require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a kennel technician.

Does being a good kennel technician require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Strong compassion and empathy are critical to success as a kennel technician.