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Zoologist

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Study the origins, behavior, diseases, genetics, and life processes of animals and wildlife. May specialize in wildlife research and management. May collect and analyze biological data to determine the environmental effects of present and potential use of land and water habitats.

Contact Info

Center for Career Exploration and Success

45 Armstrong Center

550 E. Spring St.

Oxford, OH 45056

513-529-3831

careercenter@MiamiOH.edu

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Related Job Titles

Aquatic Biologist, Conservation Resources Management Biologist, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, Fisheries Biologist, Fisheries Management Biologist, Habitat Biologist, Migratory Game Bird Biologist, Wildlife Biologist, Zoologist

Facts and Stats

Your career outlook is looking good – just like these stats.

O*NET Code: 19-1023.00

O*NET Summary
  • $66,350 Median wages (annual)

    2020

  • 1,800 Projected job openings

    2019–2029

  • 3-4% Projected growth (average)

    2019-2029

What you Need to Know

  • Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  • Law and Government — Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Geography — Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Related Programs

Top Technology Requirements Included in Job Postings

  • Analytical or scientific software — Computer modeling software; HATPRO; SAS; Statistical softwareSee more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software; Database management software; Microsoft Access; Relational database software
  • Map creation software — ESRI ArcGIS software; ESRI ArcView; Geographic information system GIS software
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Spreadsheet software — IBM Lotus 1-2-3; Microsoft Excel 

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