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A Day in the Life of a Zoologist

Basic presentation on the simple, yet important aspects in the Zoologist career.

Rythum Crispen

on 15 May 2013

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Salary and Wages In the United States, you can make anywhere from $45,120 to $97,330.

Most salaries depend solely on your education, background, experience, company, location, and benefits.

The average is between $45,500 to $72,700 a year, or $21.85 or $34.96 an hour. Education and Training Most Zoologists hold a bachelor degree in biology, ecology, or zoology; however many hold no degree at all and only have experience under their belt.

You are expected to have taken classes in biology, chemistry, botany, wildlife management, and ecology. Due to much time being spent analyzing observations, classes in statistics or mathematics will also be helpful.

If you desire to have a lifelong career in zoology, it will be helpful to get a Master's degree or a Ph.D. in order to enhance the likelihood of advancing. Career Description -A Zoologist studies nearly all aspects of animal life, including the structure of an animal, physiology, development, and classification.

-Many Zoologists work in zoos where they are hands-on with the care of animals. Others work in educational ways, responsible for educating the new generation through programs and fun events.
Another good portion of Zoologists also work
in lab
based environments, where they study
the specific biology of animals. Working Conditions Most of a Zoologist' time is spent solely in the field, observing and analyzing the animals in their natural habitat.

Another majority of their time is spent tending to animals such as in a zoo or a park.

The rest of their time is spent in a laboratory setting analyzing their data.

Conditions are very one-on-one with the animals, as you spend the vast majority of your
time analyzing
them. Desired Working Location If I could chose where I would personally prefer to work as a Zoologist, I would pick the San Diego zoo in California.

I have always been rather fond of California's weather and know that the San Diego zoo is incredibly large with a wide variety of different exotic species that many zoos won't have. Reference 1. http://www.thefreedictionary.com/zoologist

2. http://www.wisegeek.org/what-is-a-zoologist.htm

3. http://careerthoughts.com/zoologist-jobs Specialist in Exotic Species Zoologist The San Diego Zoo is located in Balboa Park, San Diego, California and houses over 3,700 animals, or 650 different species and subspecies! Fun Fact Maryland is currently the state with the highest salary for Zoologists, at about $97,330 a year. Fun Fact There are three different types of Zoologists: Curator Director Zookeeper The Curator oversees the care and distribution of animals in the zoo. The Director preforms more administrative tasks. and the Zookeeper provides daily care for the animals such as feeding and cleaning. Fun Fact The most important characteristic for a Zoologist to have is most definitely PASSION! Fun Fact In a zoo, a Zoologist such as a Zookeeper tend to have very close relationships with the zoo's veterinarian, for obvious reasons. Fun Fact "Zoologist" with the "Zoo" pronunciation is not actually the proper way of saying the word. It's pronounced as "Zoe," as in the pronunciation of "Toe." However, Did You Know? both pronunciations are accepted.
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