Emma Nagel - 8th hour. Science

Career Overview

What is your career all about?

Ethology is about going into nature and observing animals. You watch animals and their behaviors and then you record how the animals act around themselves, others, ect.

What do people do who have this career? (What is it like in the day of a life of a person in this career)?

They will go out and watch how animals act and how they behave. I think it's cool to travel the world and watch animals.

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Things needed for a successful career

What you will need :

You need a lot of hard work and dedication. Most people in the veterinarian field work up to 80 hours a week. But some people that work alone are on call 24 a day, 365 months a year.

What degree or classes do you need to take to be qualified?

Good classes to take in high school are: Science, Math, English, Social Studies, Chemistry, Animal Health, Public Speaking, and Statistic

As far as tech school/college the classes or degree I would need: must graduate from an accredited veterinary school and pass a licensing examination in the state where I would want to practice.

Education Cost

What is tuition per year?

University of UW Madison $ $24,735.76 per year

Costs for other things needed :

housing for amount of time in college (most are for four years with summers off)= $ 24,000

food/groceries for the amount of time I will be in college (most are 4 year degrees)=$10,000

gas money for travelling/helping pay for carpooling during time at college (4 yrs.) = $ 17,200

clothing money for time at college (typically 4 yrs.) = $8,000

total tuition for total time at college (typically 4 yrs. with summers off)= $48,000

How much will your total tuition be for however long it takes you to get your degree?

To get a 4 year degree in veterinarian medicine/ethology it would be about $192,000

Associations/Professional Organizations (get involved in)

Websites you can visit to learn about the job or things you should get involved with!

Veterinarian, Laboratory Animal Care

American Animal Hospital Association

Pros and Cons about Ethology


1)Well paying job

2) Get to be with animals

3) Get to meet new people


1)Animals might have contagious diseases

2)Most vets have long-lasting days

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Do you ever find yourself thinking about how cool it would be to go and observe animals? Well if you ever do then you should be an Ethologist! Ethologists go to anywhere they can find an animal, take Africa as an example, and you could observe the animals in their natural and how they behave. First you would observe the animals in the nice warm African weather and then you would go into your air conditioned lab and watch all the cool new things you discovered! To become an Ethologist, you would need to take some classes that involve Science, Social Studies, English, Animal Science, and maybe some Chemistry. Lastly, your salary. If you are a experienced Ethologist, you earn around 70 dollars per hour! Sounds fun right! Become and Ethologist now!