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Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

Study the characteristics and habitats of animals and wildlife.

Quick Facts


Above the statewide median
$35.49 / hour    Read more about wages


Growth rate:  5.2%    Read more about outlook


Bachelor's degree is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • 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.
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Job Title Examples:

Fish and Wildlife Biologist
Fisheries Biologist
Wildlife Biologist

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