We calculated that 71% of Grooms are proficient in PET, Clipping, and Animal Handling. They’re also known for soft skills such as Dexterity, Listening skills, and Physical stamina.
We break down the percentage of Grooms that have these skills listed on their resume here:
- PET, 71%
Determined pet name, destination, mode of travel, time and other data, following written and oral instructions.
- Clipping, 11%
Groomed cats including clipping and trimming, bathing, shed control treatments, nail trimming, and ear cleaning.
- Animal Handling, 4%
Cleaned, disinfected and maintained animal handling areas and veterinary services areas.
- Pet Care, 3%
Certified Pet Care Expert, where I would take care of the animals that were for sale.
- Compassion, 3%
Managed difficult situations and demonstrated compassion, and interest in the needs of our customers.
- Customer Satisfaction, 3%
Safeguarded customer satisfaction by providing a clean and properly stocked aircraft.
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Some of the skills we found on groom resumes included "pet," "clipping," and "animal handling." We have detailed the most important groom responsibilities below. Dexterity can be considered to be the most important personality trait for a groom to have. According to a groom resume, "agricultural workers need excellent hand-eye coordination to harvest crops and operate farm machinery." Grooms are able to use dexterity in the following example we gathered from a resume: "provided hands on assistance to the groomer, performing a large variety of tasks i.e. " While it may not be the most important skill, we found that many groom duties rely on listening skills. This example from a groom explains why: "agricultural workers need to work well with others." This resume example is just one of many ways grooms are able to utilize listening skills: "listen to the wants and expectation of each individual pet parent to determine what services were going to be done. " Physical stamina is also an important skill for grooms to have. This example of how grooms use this skill comes from a groom resume, "agricultural workers need to be able to perform laborious tasks repeatedly." Read this excerpt from a resume to understand how vital it is to their everyday roles and responsibilities, "obtain and monitor vital signs, perform physical exams and maintain pet records. "
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We've found that 24.2% of grooms have earned a bachelor's degree. Furthermore, 1.5% earned their master's degrees before becoming a groom. While it's true that some grooms have a college degree, it's generally possible to become one with only a high school degree. In fact, one out of every three grooms did not spend the extra money to attend college.
Those grooms who do attend college, typically earn either a business degree or a medical assisting services degree. Less commonly earned degrees for grooms include a animal science degree or a general studies degree.
Once you've obtained the level of education you're comfortable with, you might start applying to companies to become a groom. We've found that most groom resumes include experience from Pet Supplies Plus, Petco Holdings, Inc., and Kriser's Natural Pet. Of recent, Pet Supplies Plus had 491 positions open for grooms. Meanwhile, there are 192 job openings at Petco Holdings, Inc. and 18 at Kriser's Natural Pet.
But if you're interested in companies where you might earn a high salary, grooms tend to earn the biggest salaries at Dartmouth, Aspen Snowmass, and Tractor Supply. Take Dartmouth for example. The median groom salary is $44,786. At Aspen Snowmass, grooms earn an average of $42,822, while the average at Tractor Supply is $36,400. You should take into consideration how difficult it might be to secure a job with one of these companies.
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We also looked into companies who hire grooms from the top 100 educational institutions in the U.S. The top three companies that hire the most from these institutions include PetSmart, Petco Holdings, Inc., and McDonald's.