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    Hi,

    Currently working for the NHS in an IT role at the tender age of 30.

    I am bored out of my skull and have always wanted to pursue a career with animals. If I could go back and start again, I would have knuckled down in school and maybe looked into Zoology or becoming a Vet.

    I don't have fantastic qualifications (A Levels in IT based subjects, nothing flashy). I earn a reasonable wage - in the bracket of 20-30k and have a mortgage etc.

    Whilst I'm good at my job and IT in general, I'm just not enjoying it any more.

    - I like animals (obviously).
    - I've owned a fair few different creatures in my time
    - I seem to have a particular 'affinity' with dogs and cats

    Realistically, what could I do in the animal world which wouldn't mean going into full time education, which would be difficult with a mortgage. I also don't want to acrew masses of debt, so I know being a vet is probably out of scope.

    Any ideas what kind of jobs I could do?

    Thanks.
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    Realistically, what could I do in the animal world which wouldn't mean going into full time education, which would be difficult with a mortgage. I also don't want to acrew masses of debt, so I know being a vet is probably out of scope.
    Think this complicates things. Perhaps a zoo or vet cleaner? Vet assistant/Nurse at best. Or a dog walker/sitter? Something that will no doubt be below your current tax bracket
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    I presume you'd need a degree and that means debt. Maybe look for a part time degree whilst you work?

    Maybe start a pet shop?
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    Do you do any volunteering with animal based organisations? I have a similar enjoyment of animals, but it would be impractical to engineer a career change in that direction. However volunteering satisfies my interests, as well as pets etc. A good dose of volunteering might give you better ideas about job opportunities as well.
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    (Original post by D-A-V-E)
    Hi,

    Currently working for the NHS in an IT role at the tender age of 30.

    I am bored out of my skull and have always wanted to pursue a career with animals. If I could go back and start again, I would have knuckled down in school and maybe looked into Zoology or becoming a Vet.

    I don't have fantastic qualifications (A Levels in IT based subjects, nothing flashy). I earn a reasonable wage - in the bracket of 20-30k and have a mortgage etc.

    Whilst I'm good at my job and IT in general, I'm just not enjoying it any more.

    - I like animals (obviously).
    - I've owned a fair few different creatures in my time
    - I seem to have a particular 'affinity' with dogs and cats

    Realistically, what could I do in the animal world which wouldn't mean going into full time education, which would be difficult with a mortgage. I also don't want to acrew masses of debt, so I know being a vet is probably out of scope.

    Any ideas what kind of jobs I could do?

    Thanks.
    Dog grooming perhaps? It's a city and guilds course so there will be options that fit around working hours and it won't be as expensive or long-term as a degree. If you have a sizeable number of friends with dogs you could then offer to groom their dogs for free by way of practice (or volunteer to groom at a shelter), then could potentially explore setting up your own business or working at another grooming parlour.
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    (Original post by D-A-V-E)
    Hi,

    Currently working for the NHS in an IT role at the tender age of 30.

    I am bored out of my skull and have always wanted to pursue a career with animals. If I could go back and start again, I would have knuckled down in school and maybe looked into Zoology or becoming a Vet.

    I don't have fantastic qualifications (A Levels in IT based subjects, nothing flashy). I earn a reasonable wage - in the bracket of 20-30k and have a mortgage etc.

    Whilst I'm good at my job and IT in general, I'm just not enjoying it any more.

    - I like animals (obviously).
    - I've owned a fair few different creatures in my time
    - I seem to have a particular 'affinity' with dogs and cats

    Realistically, what could I do in the animal world which wouldn't mean going into full time education, which would be difficult with a mortgage. I also don't want to acrew masses of debt, so I know being a vet is probably out of scope.

    Any ideas what kind of jobs I could do?

    Thanks.
    you could become a vetinary nurse or perhaps take a college course in animal management some of them go into zoo keeper stuff.
 
 
 
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