Wildlife Biologist

By: Lexi Gering

Facts about the job

  • Study living organisms in their environment
  • Work at Zoos
  • Sometimes offices
  • Doctorate degree
  • Good employment in the next 5 years
  • Entry pay level is $17.16 per hour
  • Average pay is $28.61 per hour
  • Expirenced pay is $44.25 per hour
  • Vets are very similar to this job
  • Marine biologist are also similar

Pros and Cons


Their work helps improve life's of living organisms, this is a pro because it makes them feel good about themselves.

They do a lot of hands on work which is a pro because most people who want to be a wildlife biologist know they have to do a lot of hand on work and they enjoy that.

They like the challenge of working on an ever-changing job, this is a pro because the people who ant to be a wildlife biologist enjoy the challenge that it gives.


Can be exposed to odors or string chemicals, this is a con because it can hurt themselves or others.

Can come in contact with dangerous organisms which is a con because again they would be hurting themselves or others.

Weather can be unpredictable, this is a con because if the weather is severely bad then they won't be able to do their work or the weather could damage their work.


High school classes that would help:

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Biotechnology
  • Calculus
  • Chemistry
  • Statistics and Probability

College classes that would help:

  • Conservation and Preservation
  • Ecology
  • Fish Populations
  • Genetics
  • Mammalogy
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Wildlife biology


Professional organizations for Wildlife Biology

Wisconsin DNR

101 S Webster Street

PO Box 7921

Madison WI


American society for microbiology

1752 N Street, N.W.

Washington, D.C. 20036-2904


Job advertisement

Do you like working with animals? Do you want to help innocent animals? If your answer is yes to both of those questions then come on down to American Society For Microbiology to apply for the job of a zoologist. The average pay is $28.61 per hour but can range depending on your experience. 40 hours a week working with animals and nature. Call (202)-737-3600 for more information or stop by the office at 1752 N Street, N.W.


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