|Quick Facts: Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists|
|2010 Median Pay||
$57,430 per year
$27.61 per hour
|Entry-Level Education||Bachelor’s degree|
|Work Experience in a Related Occupation||None|
|Number of Jobs, 2010||19,800|
|Job Outlook, 2010-20||7% (Slower than average)|
|Employment Change, 2010-20||1,500|
Zoologists and wildlife biologists study the characteristics and habitats of animals and wildlife.
Zoologists and wildlife biologists work in offices, laboratories, and outdoors. Most zoologists and wildlife biologists work full time.
Zoologists and wildlife biologists need a bachelor’s degree for entry-level jobs, but a master’s degree is often needed for advancement. A Ph.D. is necessary for most independent research and for college teaching jobs.
The median annual wage of zoologists and wildlife biologists was $57,430 in May 2010.
Employment of zoologists and wildlife biologists is projected to grow by 7 percent from 2010 to 2020, slower than the average for all occupations. More zoologists and wildlife biologists will be needed to study the impact of human population growth and development on wildlife and its habitats.
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