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Job Title: Dog Groomer

Description: Wash, dry, clip nails, and express anal glands of dogs. All dogs are either clipped, hand scissored or brushed out according to breed standard or client request.

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, Good hand-eye coordination, Independent worker, Leadership abilities, Learns on the job, Managing financial resources, Managing people, Negotiator, Oral communication skills, Quick thinker, Record maintenance, Thinks outside the box, Time management skills, Teaching skills, Works under pressure

Market Sector: Retail, 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.