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What should I be prepared for when I work in the zoology field

#zoology #i love animals #wildlife-biology #animal-work #it's a must

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Margaret’s Answer


Please specify where you are in your educational journey. Still in high school, midway through college, etc.? Any long term plan right now in terms of using the zoology degree?

Be sure to have a solid foundation in all core courses: chemistry, biochemistry, organic and inorganic chem, math, calc and stats and computer sci topics, biology and upper level bio courses including animal and plant biology, physics, writing (you will always need to write reports, summaries, analyses, and communicate well with your colleagues, and maybe someday write letters of reference for junior colleagues), public speaking and use of digital presentation apps and similar, ethics of science research. Language courses: Latin and at least one other language besides English. History courses will be very useful in the long run!

Margaret recommends the following next steps:

Seek internships in different settings that involve different types of living beings. Be a good and respectful listener and work hard.
Seek summer jobs or volunteer opportunities working in different settings to broaden your knowledge. ditto above...
Seek part-time jobs in relevant depts to gain experience and perspectives and network with individuals there. ditto above....
If time permits, watch for lectures/presentations/discussions by visiting scientists. Listen, observe and think about how these individuals have progressed, how they think and communicate about their work.
Keep your resume up-to-date as you gain experience and make progress...update every 3 months at a minimum.
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Assem’s Answer

courses in ecology, anatomy, wildlife management, cellular biology, botany, chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics and computer science.
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