Should I Become A Zookeeper (One Minute Quiz)

Alyssa Omandac

Career Quiz and Most Suitable Personality


Zookeepers Zookeepers care for the animals kept at zoos. Their daily duties involve feeding animals, cleaning enclosures, administering medications, and reporting health issues to veterinarians.

Bachelor's degree
Interest Match

Find a job you love and you will never work a day in your life.Confucius

Table of contents
  1. Career Quiz
  2. Suitable Personality Type
  3. Pros and Cons

Career Quiz

In this career quiz, there are 8-10 questions that will give you a pretty good perspective on whether this career is right for you.

There are 3 answers to each question: Dislike, Maybe, and Like.

Answer “Like / Yes” if you tell yourself “Yes! I would love do this” or “Yeah, I’m that type of person”.
Answer “Okay / Maybe” if you tell yourself “Umm…I think I will be okay with that”.
Answer “Dislike / No” if you tell yourself “Ugh…Sounds boring” or “No way!”.

Ready? Let’s start!

Question Yes Maybe No
Are you interested in a career that involves feeding animals each day?
Would you like to learn how to clean and maintain animal enclosures?
Are you curious about the steps involved in monitoring animals for sickness?
Do you have a hard-working attitude and take pride in a hard day’s work?
Do you possess the empathy needed to care for animals and bond with them?
Do you have the communication skills needed to work with others?
Are you prepared for a career that may involve working outdoors in bad weather?
Are you comfortable around animal species other than dogs and cats?

Your Results


Now count how many points you have.

Dislike = 0 point
Okay = 1 point
Like = 2 points

After you’re done counting your points. Click below to view your results.

Suitable Personality Type

The Builder

People with this personality type likes practical and hands-on work. They prefer working with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. You can read more about these career personality types here.

Zookeepers are often hard workers, as this job involves long hours, hauling equipment, and working outdoors in uncomfortable weather. Zookeepers are also empathetic, as empathy allows them to better care for animals and build closer bonds.

Zookeepers typically have great communication skills, as they need to communicate with Animal Curators, Veterinarians, and zoo visitors. Patience is also an essential trait, as Zookeepers need to be patient when dealing with certain animal species.

Pros and Cons


You Get to Spend Time Around Animals

Zookeepers often enter this profession due to their love for animals, as you get to spend most of your day caring for various species and watching them play.

You Do Not Need to Sit for Hours

Zookeepers do not spend much time at a desk. They spend most of the day on their feet, which is great for those who prefer an active lifestyle.

There Are Advancement Opportunities

Zookeepers that gain the necessary experience may eventually qualify for senior positions, such as Animal Curator, General Curator, or even Zoo Director.

You Get to Help Educate People About Animals

Zookeepers help educate visitors about animals and promote conservation efforts, which can make this job more rewarding


There Will Be Long Hours and Hard Work

Working as a Zookeeper involves a lot of hard work. Zookeepers may also work long hours and spend time outdoors even when it is raining or snowing.

You Will Encounter Potential Hazards

Working closely with animals creates potential hazards, as animals are unpredictable. Zookeepers have suffered injuries from the animals that they care for.

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