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Career Opportunities


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At Rio Grooming, we value integrity, entrepreneurial spirit, energy, effective communication and Student-relationship skills. The success of our business relies heavily on individuals and their ability to work closely in a dynamic, team-driven environment. The right fit makes all the difference.

We pride ourselves on training the best people and empowering them to use their skills, innovation and creativity to find the right career opportunities. We have students graduating year round. As we further our commitment to the pet grooming field, we continue to seek students from diverse backgrounds and students who are interested in careers in the pet grooming


A skilled pet groomer opens doors to many career opportunities

  • Grooming Salons
  • Boarding Kennels
  • Pet Shops
  • Animal Shelters
  • Pet Trainers
  • Salon Managers
  • Professional Bathers
  • Pet Supply Stores
  • Veterinarian Clinics
  • Show Dog Assistants
  • Mobile Grooming

Job Outlook

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Rio Grooming School - Hastings, Minnesota Because many workers leave this occupation each year, there will be excellent job opportunities for most positions. Much faster than average employment growth also will add to job openings. However, keen competition is expected for jobs as groomers and trainers.


Wages typically based on commission ranging from 45% to 60% for more experienced groomers. 50% is usually the average. Some salons pay an hourly wage Some salons pay an hourly rate until you make a certain amount per week, then is commission, etc. There are many ways wages can be paid in the grooming field.


Bathing & Brushing are essential to a healthy pet.

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Grooming for:

Hastings, MN
Cottage Grove, MN
Newport, MN
Prescott, WI
River Falls, WI
Woodbury, MN
Rosemount, MN
Apple Valley, MN
Inver grove Heights, MN

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651.480.GRAN (4726) • Fax 651-437-3304 • 12260 Margo Ave. • Hastings, MN 55033

At Rio Grooming, we provide dog grooming for the following areas in Minnesota
Hastings, Cottage Grove, Newport, Woodbury,Rosemount, Apple Valley, Inver grove Heights

Also, we provide dog grooming to Hudson, WI, Prescott, WI and River Falls, WI

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