Zoologist and Wildlife Biology
Jordan Cabrera-Period 7
These are some of the jobs they have to do develop and conduct experimental studies with animals in controlled or natural surroundings, collect biological data and specimens for further analysis, and study the characteristics of animals, such as their interactions with other species, reproduction, diseases, and movement pattern Employment of zoologists and wildlife biologists is projected to grow by 7 percent from 2010 to 2020, slower than the average for all occupations. The median annual wage of zoologists and wildlife biologists was $57,430 in May 2010. The median wage is the wage at which half the workers in an occupation earned more than that amount and half earned less.
Most zoologists and wildlife biologists work on research teams with other scientists and technicians. Zoologists and wildlife biologists perform a variety of scientific tests and experiments. Depending on their position, they may spend considerable time in the field gathering data and studying animals in their natural habitats. Zoologists and wildlife biologists need at least a bachelor’s degree. Zoologists and wildlife biologists typically need at least a master’s degree for higher-level positions. A Ph.D. is necessary for most independent research and for college teaching positions.