Zoologists study animals and their behaviour.
This may be for developing and testing new drugs, animal welfare and education, disease and pest control, improving agricultural crops and livestock or developing policies and enforcing regulations for government agencies. Zoologists will carry out field or laboratory research, study animals in their natural environment or in captivity and identify monitor and record new species. They may also give presentations and publish information in journals and books.
You will need a degree in zoology, animal ecology, animal behaviour or conservation. Volunteering in conservation work or a similar area would be beneficial when applying for courses.
You will need to have:
- a very keen interest in animals and their environment
- a strong interest in science (particularly biology and chemistry)
- the ability to concentrate for long periods of time
- the ability to conduct detailed work methodically and accurately
£21,000 to £48,000