Zoologists & 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.
Also called: Fish and Wildlife Biologist, Fisheries Biologist, Wildlife Biologist, Zoologist

Knowledge:

    Math and Science
  • biology
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language
    Safety and Government
  • law and government
    Business
  • customer service

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
  • reading work related information
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say
  • read and understand what is written
    Ideas and Logic
  • make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
  • use rules to solve problems
    Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
    Math
  • add, subtract, multiply, or divide

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include ideas, thinking, and figuring things out.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Cooperation
  • Integrity
  • Attention to Detail
  • Initiative
  • Analytical Thinking
  • Dependability

Technology:

    Analytical or scientific software
  • Computer modeling software
  • SAS
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software
  • Microsoft Access
    Map creation software
  • ESRI ArcGIS software
  • Geographic information system GIS software

Education:

    bachelor's degree
    master's degree
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