Zoologist and Wildlife Biologist
What Does A Zoologist and Wildlife Biologist Do?
Zoologists and wildlife biologists study the physical characteristics of animals, animal behaviors, and how humans affect wildlife and natural habitats.
How Do I Become A Zoologist and Wildlife Biologist?
A master’s or doctoral degree in zoology, biology, ecology, or a related field may be required for this position. A master’s degree typically takes about two-three years of work after earning a four-year bachelor’s degree. A doctorate may take an additional two-three years of work after the master’s degree is earned, depending on the specific program. A bachelor’s degree in zoology, biology, ecology, or a related field may be enough for an individual to get an entry level job in this area.
What is the Average Salary For A Zoologist and Wildlife Biologist?
High – 98,000
Median – 60,000
Low – 39,000
What Courses Should I Take To Become A Zoologist and Wildlife Biologist?
- Science – As much as possible, including chemistry, biology, and psychology!
- Math – As much as possible!
- English – As much as possible!
- Environmental Science
- Volunteer at an animal shelter!
What Is The Work Environment For A Zoologist and Wildlife Biologist?
Zoologists and wildlife biologists typically work for the government, scientific and other consulting services, and universities. Some may spend a considerable amount of time in the field studying animals, while others may work in offices.
What Is The Future Outlook For A Zoologist and Wildlife Biologist?
There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.
- Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook
- Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada