By: Chase Andress

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What Is a Zoologist?

A zoologist is a wildlife biologist that studies animals and other wildlife and how they interact with their natural ecosystems. They study physical characteristics of animals, animal behaviors, and the impacts humans have on wildlife and their natural habitats. They often work outdoors in the field gathering data from animals in their home.

What Would be My Salary or Benefits?

A normal or average wage for zoologists is $59,680 annually, but the lowest wage is $39,180, and the highest you could get is $97,390 annually.

How Can I Become One?

To become an average or lower payed zoologist you need at least a bachelors degree. But, if you were to set a goal for one of the higher ranked jobs as a zoologist it would be good to get a masters degree and a PHD.

What Are Some Advantages to This Job?

A couple pros of being a zoologist are how you get travel all over the world in all types of climate and areas, and in certain areas or places of the world you have some special privileges. Plus you get to meet and take care of lots of different types of animals around the planet. Finally the pay for the job is a very high and satisfying amount that could pay your monthly bills and needs.