What kind of training does a zoologist need?
Most zoologists need at least a Bachelor’s degree in zoology or other related area of biological science. A master degree may be required for some other positions. Zoologists typically have a strong background in biology, chemistry, and mathematics. While pursuing their education, many aspiring zoologists volunteer or work part-time at zoos, veterinary clinics, farms, and other places to gain hands-on experience with working and caring for animals.
Job prospects are expected to be good with keen competition. Zoologists with advanced education and extensive experience will have the best prospects. A career as a zoologist is a great choice for individuals who have a genuine interest in all types of animals. Zoologists should be able to work effectively independently or as part of a team. Good communication, self-discipline, patience, and good physical stamina are also desirable qualities. Zoologists must also be able to think quickly in emergency or dangerous situations.