ZOOLOGIST

Job Description:
Zoologists study animal life. They study the development, origin, structure, heredity, classification,

population, physiology, ecology, disease, and behavior of animals. Most of the time, they study the

functiom, process, and structure of a particular animal. The duties of zoologists vary widely. It can vary

from assisting in field studies to computer programming to DNA and RNA studies and genetic

manipulations to biochemical analysis as well as collection and identification of insects. Some zoologists

are involved in basic or applied teaching,writing, research, consultation, or administration. The job of a

zoologist depends on the area in which they specialize.

College Requirements:
A college entrance program during high school is needed. The courses needed are: English,

math,computer science, one foriegn language, and every possible biological and physical science. In

college, a Bachelors degree is the minimum you need. If you want to work in the research, teaching, or

administrative area, you need graduate study leading to a Master's or Doctoral degree. This is also

required in some zoos and aquariums.

Salary:
Salaries vary depending on the education, experience, assignments, area of specialization, and type of

employing organization. With a Bachelor's Degree, you can earn from $20,000.00 to $25,000.00

per year. With a Masters' Degree, you can earn from $25,000.00 to $32,000.00 per year. With a

Doctorial Degree, you can earn up to $40,000.00 per year. As you gain experience, you can earn up

to $48,000.00 per year.

Job Opportunities:
Career prospects will depend on their speciality, the type of organization with which they are seeking

employment, and the general economic condition of the country. If you plan on being employed by the

Federal Government, the outlook does not look very promising for the next several years. Opportunities

for zoological parks and aquariums are also limited. The amount of qualified applicants exceeds the

amount of job openings. This means that you may need to relocate to another state to find work.

Effects On Me:
I think that being a Zoologist would take a lot of my time. I also think that if I became one it would

give me the satisfaction of knowing that I helped an animal and might have made a difference.

Effects On The Community:
If there is a hurt animal in the community, I might be able to help it and show others how to care for

the animal. If someone wanted to know more about an animal, I can either tell them about the animal, or

I can tell them where to get information about the animal. The more we care for animals, the better the

world can be.