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The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that employment opportunities for nonfarm animal caretakers will increase at a rate that is much faster than the average for all occupations through 2028. Most openings will arise from the need to replace workers who leave the field. Many aquarists advance to other positions, however, so openings do become available. Aquarists with advanced degrees and training who are willing to relocate will have the best employment opportunities.

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