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Do you love animals and feel fascinated by the wildlife they live in? Have you ever thought of doing something which involves working with animals? There is a career path which offers you a life like that. Yes! A zoologist also recognized as wildlife biologist gets to work with animals in his everyday life. In this job you have to study various animals and the way they live in their natural habitat, as well as observe and study their behavior when in captivation or in laboratories. A zoologist is an expert in the scientific and systematic study of the function, structure, form and distribution of animal life. A zoologist basically concentrates on the study of animal’s behavior, origin, structure, conditions, diseases and life process. Human beings have become aware of the need and importance of the animal kingdom in the ecosystem, due to which there is an increased demand of Zoologists.
Working effectively, independently or as a part of a team is must in this profession. Patience, self-discipline, good communication, and good physical stamina are some other required qualities. Having all of these makes you a perfect aspirant to follow the career path of a zoologist. You have to be able to think quickly and effectively in dangerous and emergency situations. Having some basic qualities and acquiring proper qualification can produce a capable zoologist from an aspirant.
Responsibilities of a zoologist
How to become one
There are qualifications that have to be obtained in order to be a zoologist. Let's go through all of them one by one.
# Minimum Eligibility
You have to be a science student with Physics, Chemistry, Biology and English as compulsory subjects. Minimum 50% percentage is required in 12th board exams in aggregate in the concerned subjects.
# Graduate Courses
# List of Universities that conduct entrance exam for admission in
# Master Courses
At the postgraduate level, there are numerous courses available to opt for such as:
Biochemistry, microbiology, pharmacy, biotechnology, environmental science, forestry, human genetics, wildlife science, bioinformatics, phytomedicinal science and technology, sericulture technology, oceanography, coastal area study, animal biotechnology, marine food technology and much more.
# List of Universities that conduct entrance exam for admission
# List of Colleges that offer B.Sc. in Zoology
Zoologist Career Prospects
A zoologist has the opportunity to work as a zookeeper, curator, and director. A zookeeper is responsible for the daily hands-on care of animals. Directors are responsible for fund raising and public relations while curators supervise the functioning of the zoo and the acquisition of animals.
Remuneration of a Zoologist
The salary of a zoologist depends upon their academic qualifications and reputation of the institute or university from which degree is attained and the amount of experience that they gained from volunteering for various places while their education. To begin with, a fresh zoologist could earn between 2 – 2.5 Lakh per annum.
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