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Pet Groomers Say – Best Animal Career In The World

There are many reasons why Professional Pet Groomers choose this field of work, over other animal careers, many will tell you that Pet Groomers (Stylists) have the best job in the world! 

Read on for 6 reasons why Dog Groomers believe Pet Styling is the best animal career.

  1. Groomers learn and advise customers firsthand about everything dog! A job as a Pet Stylist allows you to get to know a wide variety of different dog breeds, learn how to care for each one, and empathize with every situation. In this role, you will be helping customers first hand to improve their dog’s lives. Many Pet Stylist prefer this aspect of the job over Vet teaching from the back ground, mainly working with sick animals.
  2. Learning new skills in a real-life environment Pet Stylists learn practical and theoretical skills to start a career as a groomer in less than 6 months. Pet stylist students learn on live subjects, in a real-life setting, and can hit the ground running as soon as they graduate. Vet tech, students are often still unsure what the job experience will be like as they begin looking for employment after 2 years of training for the required associates degree.
  3. Great salary and growth opportunity On average, groomers can expect to earn between $25,000 and $45,000 (USD) per year. but this is dependent on many different factors. Prices and experience can seriously influence your overall income. The more experience you have, the higher your salary becomes. Dog grooming can grow into a seriously lucrative career often leading to salon ownership and management. Vet techs maintain a steady income, but rapid income growth and self-employment is not usually a possibility.
  4. Rewarding influence on the health and happiness of dogs Professional Pet Stylists truly care about the well-being of the pets they groom. Pet parents seek and appreciate groomer expertise because their pet needs help – maybe their coat is matted, their nails overgrown, or they shed nonstop. Pet Stylists provide a level of service to both the owner and pet that improves the human/animal bond. Groomers advise grateful pet parents on how to help their dog live his best life and enjoy good health. Few jobs are as meaningful, and there are many other animal professions that rarely feel rewarded for the hard work they do.
  5. Job Flexibility There are many different job opportunities for dog groomers. You can choose to groom rescue dogs, work within a clinic setting, work in a small salon, or a corporate salon. Pet stylists have flexible job opportunities, a lot of them. Vet techs, not so much.
  6. Be your own boss If you’ve ever dreamed of being your own boss, you have an excellent opportunity to do this as an experienced dog groomer! Spend a few years of honing your skills, building your client base, and learning as much as you possibly can, and become your own boss, by starting your own grooming business or salon. Few other careers afford this opportunity so reasonably. Even with years of experience, vet tech work is done at a vet clinic, as an employee of the veterinarian.


Job Details Pet Stylist Vet Tech
Advise Customers First Hand X
Work With Sick Animals X
Education and training Less than 6 months 2-year associate degree
Salary Growth Expectation High Medium
Rewarding Experience Dailey X
Self-Employment Opportunity X



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