We surveyed 223 wildlife rehabilitators to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical wildlife rehabilitator. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a wildlife rehabilitator?



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

Can I learn to become a wildlife rehabilitator?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a wildlife rehabilitator 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 wildlife rehabilitator?



It’s typically difficult to find a job as a wildlife rehabilitator.


Do wildlife rehabilitators work full-time or part-time?

29% of wildlife rehabilitators work in full-time roles while 71% work part-time.