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Becoming a zoologist

Postby Thom9000 » Sat Jul 02, 2005 2:30 am

Hi, you probrably have been asked this question many times, but here it goes.

Iam very interested on the field of biology and studying animals. My whole life i was involved with them, and because of this i decided to pursue it as my career. I have a few questions regarding this profession:
1) Iam going to be a senior next year and so far i have taken physics and basic biology, if you had to pick 2 of the followin courses which would you? AP bio, Chemistry, Marine Bio
2) Is there an actual "zoology major" or do i have to get a degree in biology then specialize in in zoology?
3) What colleges in the Northern California region offer the best programs?
4) What is the average income of this profession?
5) If i became a zoologist would i primarly be in a lab? in the field? in a zoo maybe? or other?
6) Is the demand for this profession high?

sry for my english :P im not american. And also sry for the lenght of the post, i jus want to gather as much info as possible from the actual zoologists and biologists.
if you feel you want to add something about this profession please do.

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Postby James » Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:10 am

Where are you from?
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Postby Thom9000 » Sat Jul 02, 2005 6:42 pm

spain. buit i lived in south america and now iam here.
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Postby Vision » Sat Jul 02, 2005 7:25 pm

Well i too wanted do go through that route but I can tell u now, working in a zoo isnt good paid as it should be. Not sure in $$$ but in £s its about 14,000 so im gussing about $30,000 $US dollors. And thats with all the major qulificaitions.

But correct me if im wrong.
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Postby MrMistery » Sat Jul 02, 2005 7:58 pm

Inuyasha can tell us. As we recently found out he now works in a zoo
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Postby James » Sat Jul 02, 2005 10:38 pm

Zoology is not a path to follow for money; but for the love of the subject.
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Postby Thom9000 » Sun Jul 03, 2005 12:05 am

yes i know james, i jus wanted to have an idea

thanks for the replies guys. can you please answer the questions i posted above? iam curious about this profession


once again thanks.
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Postby James » Sun Jul 03, 2005 12:38 am

Jobs could include research based lab or field work, working in a zoo, working in consevation, education etc. But many non zoology jobs would still be open to you. Apparantly the average salary in the US is $57,486.
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Postby MrMistery » Sun Jul 03, 2005 7:43 pm

57000 dolars?! And you say you shouldn't do it for the money... That is twice what a supreme court judge makes in my country
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Postby Phoenixfire27 » Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:15 pm

hi, my name is Gabrielle and im 15. i love animals very much and there anatomy is spectacular to me. im looking for a New York university that offers Zoology as a major btu im not having alot of luck finding one that suits me so if anyone knows o a good school can you please e-mail it to me at Briadaicediva27@yahoo.com. thanx alot :D
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Postby MrMistery » Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:25 pm

NYU has a zoology major i think...
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Postby mith » Thu Jul 07, 2005 8:09 pm

I'd rather be a supreme court judge than a zoologist. I'll get to punish ppl :twisted:

@Thom

What kind of zoologist do you want to be? I mean it seems like you have some affinity for marine biology.
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