I'm a wildlife biologist who used to issue permits to wildlife rehabilitators. Wildlife rehabilitation is an interesting and satisfying field, but I'm not aware of colleges that offer a wildlife rehabilitation specialty. And your probably don't need a wildlife degree to work as a wildlife rehabilitator. I think it would be more worthwhile to pursue training as a veterinary technician. Or you may find programs that train folks to work in zoos. That said, most wildlife rehab centers do offer their own training, (the International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC) has established training standards that many rehabbers follow (see https://theiwrc.org/courses).
While there may be paid positions in wildlife rehabilitation, Tte majority of wildlife rehabbers I know are volunteers .
John recommends the following next steps:
- Check out the IWRC website (https://theiwrc.org/courses)
- Check out the Assocation of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA) web site (https://www.aza.org/). It has information on careers in animal care and management.
- If you haven't yet, find and visit a local wildlife rehabilitation center and talk to the folks there about the training they've had and what qualifications they look for.