By: Ashley Green

What is a zoologist and why do I want to be one?

A zoologist is someone who studies animals and how they live and grow in their habitat. I want to be a zoologist because I love animals and learning hands-on such as being in their environment.

Career Research

Work Enviroment:

Zoologist work in animals environments or in labs with fellow scientist. They must be exact in their research and be able to work well with others. They must also work well with domesticated and wild animals.

Daily Activities:

May do research in a lab or be in the field studying animals in their natural habitat and recording what they see, hear, or feel about the animal. They may travel to be able to get to an animals habitat and have weird schedules.

Education and Training:

To be a zoologist you need to at least have a high school diploma and have at least a bachelor degree in a biological science, although a masters degree is highly recommended.

Helpful High School Courses:

Science, math, anatomy, biology, and animal science.

Preferred Job Skills:

Use math to solve problems, understand spoken information, analyze ideas and use logic to determine their strengths and weaknesses., identify a pattern, and notice when something is wrong and if something is likely to go wrong.

Job Outlook:

Slowly growing

Salary on Average:


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