Zoologist

Examine animal characteristics, functions, ecology and environments for wildlife management, conservation, agricultural and medical applications.

Zoologist

Zoologist

Roles and responsibilities

As a zoology graduate, there are positions in applied, biomedical and pure research projects in universities and scientific organisations. You may also be employed by state museums, zoos, state departments of agriculture, and organisations concerned with conservation, wildlife management, environmental control, fisheries and national parks. In addition, there are positions in the animal breeding and genetics industry.

Zoologists:

  • investigate the inter-relationships between animals and their environment by studying animals in their natural surroundings, in captivity and in laboratories
  • study and perform experiments to identify species and gather data on growth, nutrition, reproduction, prey and predators
  • study the development and functions of animals
  • devise methods of population control, especially of vermin and pests
  • develop programs to increase or manage the population of wild animals and animals in captivity
  • undertake surveys of fauna and prepare reports for management agencies
  • prepare or supervise the preparation of laboratory reports and scientific papers
  • supervise and coordinate the work of technical officers and technicians
  • lecture at universities and TAFE institutes
  • participate in wildlife awareness programs for the public

Source: myFuture

As a zoology graduate, there are positions in applied, biomedical and pure research projects in universities and scientific organisations. You may also be employed by state museums, zoos, state departments of agriculture, and organisations concerned with conservation, wildlife management, environmental control, fisheries and national parks. In addition, there are positions in the animal breeding and genetics industry.

Zoologists:

  • investigate the inter-relationships between animals and their environment by studying animals in their natural surroundings, in captivity and in laboratories
  • study and perform experiments to identify species and gather data on growth, nutrition, reproduction, prey and predators
  • study the development and functions of animals
  • devise methods of population control, especially of vermin and pests
  • develop programs to increase or manage the population of wild animals and animals in captivity
  • undertake surveys of fauna and prepare reports for management agencies
  • prepare or supervise the preparation of laboratory reports and scientific papers
  • supervise and coordinate the work of technical officers and technicians
  • lecture at universities and TAFE institutes
  • participate in wildlife awareness programs for the public

Source: myFuture

Postgraduate Courses To Become

Zoologist

Course work courses to pursue this career
Postgraduate study is required for those wishing to obtain research or senior consulting positions.
Postgraduate Courses To Become

Zoologist