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Zoologist Career Information

What a Zoologist does

Abilities & Traits Required


If you wish to become a zoologist, you should opt for zoology in your bachelor’s degree course. You need to specialize in one of the many branches of zoology.

Courses in zoology are offered at bachelor’s degree level, master’s degree level and doctoral level. For bachelor‘s degree program, the basic requirement is 10+2 science. You can pursue a post graduate and then doctoral course. Bachelor’s degree course is of 3 years duration and post graduate program is of 2 years duration. You need to study for an additional 2 to 5 years to obtain a doctoral degree.

The career scope of the students in zoology is also vast due to the need of conservation and management of the wild life in the country and abroad.


Salary for a zoologist varies depending on the educational qualification and experience. It also depends on the area of specialization and nature of work. Zoologists who are employed by research and development departments can earn handsome packages. Initially, zoologists can expect a salary of Rs 12000 -18000 per month. However, after 5-7 years, they can expect much better salaries.

It is worthwhile to mention that zoologists who are employed by big organization abroad can expect more than $ 75000 per year.

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