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19-1023.00 - Zoologists and 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.

Sample of reported job titles: Aquatic Biologist, Assistant Research Scientist, Conservation Resources Management Biologist, Environmental Specialist, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, Fisheries Biologist, Fishery Biologist, Wildlife Biologist, Wildlife Manager, Zoologist

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Tasks  |  Tools & Technology  |  Knowledge  |  Skills  |  Abilities  |  Work Activities  |  Detailed Work Activities  |  Work Context  |  Job Zone  |  Education  |  Credentials  |  Interests  |  Work Styles  |  Work Values  |  Related Occupations  |  Wages & Employment  |  Job Openings  |  Additional Information

Tasks

  • Study animals in their natural habitats, assessing effects of environment and industry on animals, interpreting findings and recommending alternative operating conditions for industry. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inventory or estimate plant and wildlife populations. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Organize and conduct experimental studies with live animals in controlled or natural surroundings. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Make recommendations on management systems and planning for wildlife populations and habitat, consulting with stakeholders and the public at large to explore options. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Disseminate information by writing reports and scientific papers or journal articles, and by making presentations and giving talks for schools, clubs, interest groups and park interpretive programs. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Study characteristics of animals, such as origin, interrelationships, classification, life histories and diseases, development, genetics, and distribution. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Inform and respond to public regarding wildlife and conservation issues, such as plant identification, hunting ordinances, and nuisance wildlife. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Coordinate preventive programs to control the outbreak of wildlife diseases. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Analyze characteristics of animals to identify and classify them. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Prepare collections of preserved specimens or microscopic slides for species identification and study of development or disease. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Perform administrative duties such as fundraising, public relations, budgeting, and supervision of zoo staff. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Collect and dissect animal specimens and examine specimens under microscope. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Check for, and ensure compliance with, environmental laws, and notify law enforcement when violations are identified. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Adjustable widemouth pliers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Air compressors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Air rifles or air handguns — Dart guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • All terrain vehicles tracked or wheeled — All terrain vehicles ATV; Four wheel drive 4WD vehicles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Animal control traps — Animal traps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Archery bows See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Axes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Benchtop centrifuges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Binocular light compound microscopes — Compound binocular light microscopes; Compound microscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Binoculars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Boat Trailer — Boat trailers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Calipers — Vernier calipers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Calorimeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Canoes or kayaks — Canoes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Clinometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Commercial fishing nets — Dip net samplers; Gill nets; Jellyfish scoops; Plankton nets (see all 7 examples) See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Compasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Conductivity meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Counters — Counting chambers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital camcorders or video cameras — Tree top peeper and video probe systems See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Digital cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dissection kits or supplies — Dissecting tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dissolved oxygen meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Diving instruments or accessories — Self-contained underwater breathing apparatus SCUBA equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dropping pipettes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Dry heat or hot air sterilizers — Sterilizing ovens See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Drying cabinets or ovens — Drying ovens See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Egg inspection or collecting equipment — Egg candlers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Entomological catching equipment — Aerial nets; Odonata nets; Sweeping nets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flow sensors — Flow meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Flying insect control traps — Light traps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Forced air or mechanical convection general purpose incubators — Laboratory mechanical convection incubators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Forestry increment borers — Tree corers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Fume hoods or cupboards — Fume hoods See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Global positioning system GPS receiver — Geodetic ground global positioning system GPS receivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Handheld refractometers or polarimeters — Portable refractometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Handheld thermometer — Water thermometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hard hats See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory balances — Monopan balances See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory beakers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory forceps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory funnels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laboratory graduated cylinders — Graduated glass laboratory cylinders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ladders — Extension ladders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Laser printers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Magnifiers — Hand lenses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Masks or accessories — Dust masks See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Masks or fins or snorkels — Snorkels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Micrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Notebook computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal motorized watercraft — Jet skis See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Petri plates or dishes — Petri dishes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • pH meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Photo attachments for microscopes — Photomicroscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pisciculture supplies — Fish traps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Portable data input terminals — Dataloggers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Protective gloves — Leather gloves; Nitrile gloves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pull spring balances — Spring scales See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Radio frequency transmitters or receivers — Animal transmitters; Radio telemetry equipment See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rafts — Rubber rafts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rangefinders — Laser hypsometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Recreational motorboats — Small power boats See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Rulers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety glasses See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Safety harnesses or belts — Climbing belts See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Salinity meter — Salinity meters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sample changers — Folsom plankton splitters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Single gas monitors — Carbon dioxide CO2 monitors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sledge hammer — Sledgehammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Snowmobiles or snow scooter — Snowmobiles See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Specimen collection container — Scintillation vials; Specimen collection containers; Water sample collection containers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Spectrometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Sporting traps — Culvert traps; Foot snares; Mist nets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Steam autoclaves or sterilizers — Steam autoclaves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Stereo or dissecting light microscopes — Dissecting microscopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Still cameras — 35 millimeter cameras See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surface thermometers — Field thermometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Surgical scalpels or knives or blades or trephines or accessories — Stainless steel scalpel blades See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tape measures — Metric measuring tapes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Telescopes — Spotting scopes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Test sieves — Mesh sieves; Sieve buckets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Two way radios See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ultra cold or ultralow upright cabinets or freezers — Laboratory freezers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Volumeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Water pumps See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Water samplers — Benthic samplers; Ekman dredges; Multiplate samplers; Secchi disks See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Analytical or scientific software — Computer modeling software; HATPRO *; SAS software; Statistical software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Data entry software; Database management software; Microsoft Access; Relational database software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Electronic mail software — Email software; Microsoft Outlook See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Internet browser software — Web browser software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Map creation software — ESRI ArcView; Geographic information system GIS software; Mapping software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Office suite software — Microsoft Office software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Presentation software — Microsoft PowerPoint See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Project management software — Microsoft Project See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Spreadsheet software — IBM Lotus 1-2-3; Microsoft Excel See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Word processing software — Corel WordPerfect software; Microsoft Word See more occupations related to this technology.

* Software developed by a government agency and/or distributed as freeware or shareware.

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Knowledge

  • Biology — Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Geography — Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Complex Problem Solving — Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Systems Analysis — Determining how a system should work and how changes in conditions, operations, and the environment will affect outcomes. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Time Management — Managing one's own time and the time of others. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Systems Evaluation — Identifying measures or indicators of system performance and the actions needed to improve or correct performance, relative to the goals of the system. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Comprehension — The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Written Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Clarity — The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Category Flexibility — The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Selective Attention — The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Fluency of Ideas — The ability to come up with a number of ideas about a topic (the number of ideas is important, not their quality, correctness, or creativity). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Originality — The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Mathematical Reasoning — The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interacting With Computers — Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Documenting/Recording Information — Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyzing Data or Information — Identifying the underlying principles, reasons, or facts of information by breaking down information or data into separate parts. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships — Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization — Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Developing Objectives and Strategies — Establishing long-range objectives and specifying the strategies and actions to achieve them. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Interpreting the Meaning of Information for Others — Translating or explaining what information means and how it can be used. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information — Estimating sizes, distances, and quantities; or determining time, costs, resources, or materials needed to perform a work activity. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Processing Information — Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Developing and Building Teams — Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Evaluating Information to Determine Compliance with Standards — Using relevant information and individual judgment to determine whether events or processes comply with laws, regulations, or standards. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities — Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Training and Teaching Others — Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others — Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others — Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Coaching and Developing Others — Identifying the developmental needs of others and coaching, mentoring, or otherwise helping others to improve their knowledge or skills. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Controlling Machines and Processes — Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles). See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

  • Plan biological research. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare scientific or technical reports or presentations. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicate with the public on environmental issues. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Research environmental impact of industrial or development activities. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Analyze biological samples. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Prepare biological samples for testing or analysis. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Advise others about environmental management or conservation. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Collect biological specimens. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Measure environmental characteristics. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Examine characteristics or behavior of living organisms. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Assess compliance with environmental laws. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Care for plants or animals. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Work Context

  • Electronic Mail — 100% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 47% responded “Constant contact with others.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 44% responded “A lot of freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 30% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Coordinate or Lead Others — 52% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — 61% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 41% responded “Important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Letters and Memos — 34% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 36% responded “Extremely important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Sitting — 42% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 36% responded “Limited freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 31% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Environmentally Controlled — 51% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 56% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 37% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Level of Competition — 24% responded “Highly competitive.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsibility for Outcomes and Results — 47% responded “High responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — 27% responded “Limited responsibility.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 32% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 26% responded “Not important at all.” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Five: Extensive Preparation Needed
Education Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
Related Experience Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
Job Training Employees may need some on-the-job training, but most of these occupations assume that the person will already have the required skills, knowledge, work-related experience, and/or training.
Job Zone Examples These occupations often involve coordinating, training, supervising, or managing the activities of others to accomplish goals. Very advanced communication and organizational skills are required. Examples include librarians, lawyers, sports medicine physicians, wildlife biologists, school psychologists, surgeons, treasurers, and controllers.
SVP Range (8.0 and above)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
49   Master's degree
48   Bachelor's degree
3   Post-master's certificate Help

This occupation may require a background in the following science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) educational disciplines:

Life Sciences — Animal Physiology; Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences; Cell/Cellular Biology and Anatomical Sciences, Other; Ecology; Entomology; Wildlife and Wildlands Science and Management (see all 7 programs)

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: IR

  • Investigative — Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Recognition — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Working Conditions — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $28.02 hourly, $58,270 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 20,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Slower than average (3% to 7%) Slower than average (3% to 7%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 6,700
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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