Zoologists

By Anakin Cisneros

Zoologist are people who study the characteristics of animals, their behavior, and human impacts on them. They travel to remote areas like oceans, deserts, mountain, woodland regions and more.


I want to become a zoologist because I want to go out there and learn what there is about the wonderful creatures of nature.



Skills required to take this job is communication skills, critical-thinking skills, emotional stamina and stability skills, interpersonal skills, observation skills, outdoor skills, and problem-solving skills. Courses in zoology you need to take is biology, english language, mathematics, computers, electronics, administration, management, clerical, ecology, anatomy, cellular biology, herpetology, ornithology, botany, chemistry, and physics. You will need to have a bachelor's degree. You will also need a license.



Zoologists and wildlife biologists held about 20,100 jobs in 2012. They work in offices, laboratories, and outdoors. Depending on their position and interests, they may spend considerable time in the field gathering data and studying animals in their natural habitats. Most zoologists and wildlife biologists work full time. They may 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.



The median annual wage for zoologists and wildlife biologists was $57,710 in May 2012. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less. The lowest 10 percent earned less than $37,100, and the top 10 percent earned more than $95,430.



I committed to pursuing this career because I want to learn more about the world's most interesting animals and I want to see what nature in the world is like.