To become a Zoologist you have to have an education and it can either be a Bachelor's, Master's, or a Ph.D.

The least amount of years required is 4.

Required Skills

A Zoologist needs:

  • a keen interest in research and living animals.
  • excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • a logical approach to problem solving.
  • good observation skills.
  • to be able to perform precise work.
  • to be able to work independently or as part of a team.


The yearly salary for a Zoologist is $57,710

A year that could be $27.74 an hour

The least you can make as a Zoologist is $35,660 and the most is 106,540 a year.

Yes the education does make a difference in the salary.

Job Duties & Type of Work

Research on different species of animal such as checking their behaviors and taking care of almost extinct animals.

The hours worked depends on the animal your'e researching, if it is a nocturnal animal you work at night.

This career can be found in the city and it can be done outdoors and indoors.

Job Benefits and Drawbacks

Being a zoologist has many advantages such as traveling, interacting with rare animals, and the pay is also great.

Being a zoologist also has a disadvantage such as working with dangerous animals such as tigers, gorillas, and lions, also the weather can defer and it can be cold or super warm at days.