Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

Study the origins, behavior, diseases, genetics, and life processes of animals and wildlife. May specialize in wildlife research and management. May collect and analyze biological data to determine the environmental effects of present and potential use of land and water habitats.

Key Competencies * Cooperation * Integrity * Attention to Detail * Initiative * Independence * Analytical Thinking * Dependability * Persistence * Achievement/Effort * Adaptability/Flexibility

Representative Tasks * Make recommendations on management systems and planning for wildlife populations and habitat, consulting with stakeholders and the public at large to explore options. * Inventory or estimate plant and wildlife populations. * Disseminate information by writing reports and scientific papers or journal articles, and by making presentations and giving talks for schools, clubs, interest groups and park interpretive programs.


Government, Professional Scientific & Technical Services,

Job Family Life, Physical, and Social Science

Sample Job Titles Animal Behaviorist, Animal Biologist, Aquatic Biologist, Behaviorist, Conservation Resources Management Biologist, Cryptozoologist, Dolphin Researcher, Ecologist, Entomologist, Environmental Consultant, Ethologist, Field Naturalist, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, Fish and Wildlife Scientific Aid, Fish Biologist, Fish Conservationist, Fish Culturist, Fish Technologist, Fisheries Biologist, Fisheries Management Biologist, Fishery Biologist, Habitat Biologist, Herpetologist, Ichthyologist, Lepidopterist, Limnologist, Mammalogist, Marine Biologist, Marine Scientist, Migratory Game Bird Biologist, Naturalist, Nematologist, Ornithologist, Protozoologist, Research Ecologist, Shark Biologist, Wildlife Biologist, Wildlife Conservationist, Wildlife Manager, Wildlife Specialist, Wildlife Technician, Zoologist.