Zoologists

Caleb Houle hour 3 "We see animal in their natural habitat."

Zoologist

  • Zoologists study the behavior, physiology, classification and distribution of animals, whether they are living or extinct.

  • Important subjects related to zoology include biology, physics, chemistry, English, algebra, calculus and statistics.

  • Zoologists have a love of animals and those who work in the field are usually physically fit.

  • Observing animals in their natural habitat can be a time consuming process, zoologists who work in the field need to be patient and willing to spend time in a variety of locations and environments.

  • 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 may find jobs working for government agencies, non-profit organizations, universities, museums and zoos.

  • A bachelor’s degree in zoology is a minimum requirement for entry level jobs while further qualifications are usually required for higher level research jobs.

  • As part of their job, zoologists may find themselves organizing studies of animals in their natural habitat, studying specimens under microscope, fundraising, writing reports and scientific articles, making presentations to schools and interest groups, identifying and classifying animals, estimating wildlife populations and much more.

  • The word ‘zoology’ comes from Greek words meaning ‘animal’ and ‘knowledge’.

Pros and cons of this career

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What do you need to do to succeed in this career?

You will have to get a bachelor degree in zoology and have key skills of science, critical thinking, problem solving and decision making.

What colleges can you attend to earn a degree for this career?

University of Wisconsin-Madison, https://www.cappex.com/colleges/University-of-Wisconsin-Madison, Con. A lot of money to stay, Pro. In Wisconsin where my family lives


University of Cambridge, http://www.cam.ac.uk, con. Bad food, pro. Collage cat


University of Minnesota, http://discover.umn.edu/driven-to-discover/2014/future-being-made-minnesota#housing, con. bad food, pro. it is affordable

Associations/Professional organization for this career

Professor Andrew Balmford, Dr Tatsuya Amano and Professor Rhys Green, University of Cambridge, (0) 1223-336676, http://www.zoo.cam.ac.uk/departments/conservation-science

Elizabeth Rasmussen, Dan Larson and Mark Hove, University of Minnesota, https://sua.umn.edu/groups/directory/group/278/fwcbclub@umn.edu,

Job Advertisement

We need to hire some Zoologists in town and we need to fast!! Zoologists love animals so we need some animals lovers to work with us. Zoologists also work in the field and need to be patient if they want to see animals in their habitat. Zoologists may spend time writing research articles and reports about what they recently saw and heard about animals. Zoologists help protect endangered animals and their habitats. Zoologists might find jobs working for the government to help with some kind of animal diseases. If you are interested call now.