Dedicate time to study animals in controlled environments such as a zoo or in the wild. Be an integral part in the maintenance of natural ecosystems and help to guide sustainable development. 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.
Make a Difference
A Typical Day
- Make recommendations on management systems and planning for wildlife populations and habitats.
- Inventory or estimate plant and wildlife populations.
- Disseminate information by writing reports and scientific papers or journal articles, and by making presentations.
- Check for, and ensure compliance with, environmental laws, and notify law enforcement when violations are identified.
- Study animals in their natural habitats, assessing effects of environment and industry on animals.
- Inform and respond to the public regarding wildlife and conservation issues, such as plant identification, hunting ordinances, and nuisance wildlife.
Education & Training
Regional employers often hire graduates of these programs.
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Try it before you buy it!
The Local Advantage Learning Pathway
Northwest Education Services offers an excellent Agriscience & Natural Resources program to get you started.
Join a 2-year biology program at a local community college such as NMC’s Biology program.
Sample Job Titles...
Aquatic Biologist, Conservation Resources Management Biologist, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, Fisheries Biologist