Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists
On the Job
Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists study the behavior, diseases, and life processes of animals. They may specialize in wildlife management. They may learn about animals' habitats. Their job may involve protecting animals' habitats from the effects of pollution or hunting.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Examine characteristics or behavior of living organisms.
- Research environmental impact of industrial or development activities.
- Communicate with the public on environmental issues.
- Analyze biological samples.
- Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations.
- Measure environmental characteristics.
- Plan biological research.
- Assess compliance with environmental laws.
- Advise others about environmental management or conservation.
- Collect biological specimens.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Working with a group or team.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
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