An Entomologist is a scientist who studies insects. They may study pests which affect agriculture, forests, veterinary and medicine and look for different methods on control or they may specialise in beneficial insects such as honey bees, silkworms, ladybirds etc. Many are also involved with IPM (Integrated Pest Management) and will research more environmentally friendly ways of pest control techniques.
To become an Entomologist you would need a degree in biology, zoology, botany, ecology or other related subject.
- A strong interest in insects and their behaviour
- Good presentation skills
- Excellent communication skills
- An interest in protecting the environment
- The ability to concentrate for long periods of time
£20,000 to £25,000