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Job Title: Certified Canine Massage Therapist

Description: Someone with a sound scientific education in canine anatomy, physiology, orthopedic pathology, structure and movement, first aid, breed characteristics, behavior and nutrition. Works along with vets and other animal health professionals to provide mobility relief for dogs.

Degree Required: VT

  • Vocational trainingis an educational program that specifically prepares an individual to work in a chosen field. By contrast, a college undergraduate degree focuses on developing an individual's all-around intelligence and critical-thinking skills, but may not prepare an individual for a specific job, depending on the major that is chosen.

Skills Required: Customer service skills, Farm animal care, Independent worker, Learns on the job, Managing people, Quick thinker, Record maintenance, Scientific thinker, Thinks outside the box, Time management skills, Teaching skills

Market Sector: Farm/Ranch, Museum/Zoo/Aquarium, Non-Profit, Self-Employed, Small Business

Relative Salary:  $$

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    Since each person surveyed may have a different viewpoint as to what constitutes an average salary, and since salary is often commensurate with years of experience, the number of dollar signs should not be regarded as an absolute, but only as an indicator.