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What does it take to become an ecologist?

Asked Knoxville, Tennessee

I'm considering pursuing this career. #environmental-science #ecology

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Pradeep’s Answer

Updated Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Education Requirements. An ecologist working in product development or applied research can usually get by with a bachelor's or master's degree. With these degrees, research assistant or research technician positions are common. ... Ecologists typically major in biological science or ecology.

Danielle’s Answer

Updated Boston, Massachusetts
In addition to the information already supplied about education, it helps to get involved in field work as soon as possible. Volunteering at a zoo, aquarium, or park is a great way to get started. There are also generally good volunteer opportunities through local government or community groups. The more that you can get out and get your hands dirty the better, and finding full time job opportunities in the ecology fields is easier if you have some volunteer or part time positions first. Plus, the volunteering is generally a lot of fun as an added bonus.