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Job Description:

Zoologists have a love of animals


and those who work in the field are
usually physically fit.

As well as observing and studying


animals, zoologists may spend time
writing research articles and reports.

Zoologists can also be involved in


conservation, protecting endangered
animals and their habitats.

Zoologists study the habitats and


characteristics of animals and wildlife.

They observe animals both in their


natural habitats and in the laboratory in order to learn as much as possible about animal life.

Zoologists and wildlife biologists


commonly work together and with
other professionals, such as environmental scientists and hydrologists, in a research team.

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Become a Zoologist and


Wildlife Biologist!

Major Course Requirements:


Zoologists and wildlife biologists need a bachelors degree for
entry-level positions, but a masters
degree is often needed for advancement. A Ph.D. is necessary for independent research and for university
research positions.

Basic Sciences (38 credits)

Salary- $27.74 per hour


Degree Required: Bachelors (4 years)
Employment Outlook:
Job Outlook
(2012-22):

5% (slower than
average)

Most zoologists and wildlife biologists work full time. They may

Chemistry

Physics

Biology

Mathematics (22-36 credits)

Statistics

Mathematics

Humanities and Social Science (18-24


credits)
English (9 credits)
Speech (3 credits)

work long or irregular hours when


doing fieldwork. Zoologists and
wildlife biologists who work with
nocturnal animals may need to
work a schedule which includes
night hours.

Wellness (2 credits)

Knowledge of computer science is


important because zoologists and
wildlife biologists frequently use
advanced computer software,
such as geographic information
systems (GIS) and modeling software, to do their work.

What do zoologist and wildlife biologist do?


Develop and conduct experimental studies with animals in controlled or natural surroundings
Collect biological data and specimens for analysis
Study the characteristics of animals, such as their interactions with
other species, reproduction, population dynamics, diseases, and movement patterns
Analyze the influence that human
activity has on wildlife and their natural habitats
Estimate, monitor, and manage
wildlife populations and invasive
plants and animals
Write research papers, reports,
and scholarly articles that explain
their findings
Give presentations on research
findings to academics and the general public
Develop conservation plans and
make recommendations on wildlife
conservation and management issues
to policymakers and the general
public

Zoologists and wildlife biologists


perform a variety of scientific
tests and experiments