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Zoologist

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Zoologists are biological scientists who study animals. They observe animals both in their natural habitats and in the laboratory in order to learn as much as possible about animal life. Zoologists st ... learn more

Employment Option

Self Employment Ratio

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Education

You generally need a doctoral degree to become a zoologist. You should major in zoology or biology as an undergraduate. In graduate school, you may want to specialize in genetics, embryology, or anoth ... learn more

Academic Education

Possible Employers

Career in Detail

Zoologists are biological scientists who study animals. They observe animals both in their natural habitats and in the laboratory in order to learn as much as possible about animal life. Zoologists study the origin and development of animal species, the habits and behavior of animals, and the interaction between animals and their environment. They also do research to learn how animal diseases develop and how traits are passed from generation to generation.

Zoologists usually do the following

"Oversee the care and distribution of zoo animals, working with curators and zoo directors to determine the best way to contain animals, maintain their habitats and manage facilities."
"Study animals in their natural habitats, assessing effects of environment and industry on animals, interpreting findings and recommending alternative operating conditions for the industry."
"Research environmental impact of industrial or development activities."
"Inventory or estimate plant and wildlife populations."
"Measure environmental characteristics."

Abilities and other Requirements

requires physcial stamina
requires work related travel

Income and other Facilities

Entry Salary / Income
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Working Context

ISCO - International Standard Classification of Occupations

Security and Army Professionals
Skilled Urban Skilled Rural
Supporting Operations

The table illustrates the segregation of occupations according to the level of education & experience. The segregation is such that the 'Professionals' have the highest amount of education and/or experience then are the 2 skilled labour (Urban & Rural) and Supporting Occupations with assemblers, operators etc. Security and Army have a wider range of both education and experience and are governmental jobs.

The boxes highlighted are the ones associated with Zoologist . According to ISCO, jobs can have various levels of education and/or experience which thus puts them in different boxes as visualized in the table.

Relevant Education

You generally need a doctoral degree to become a zoologist. You should major in zoology or biology as an undergraduate. In graduate school, you may want to specialize in genetics, embryology, or another area in animal science. Graduates with a bachelor's degree can get some jobs, such as advanced biological technician, but their opportunities for advancement are limited.

Education strongly relevant

Duration Fee (Rs) Access without SEE
B.Sc.Environment
Professional
4 Year(s) 0
No
Universities in Nepal are offering environmental science programs as an interdisciplinary subject after the 1990’s. Tribhuvan University is a pioneer institution to initiate courses in Environmental Science, B.Sc. in 1997 and M.Sc. in 2001. The B.Sc. Environmental Science is offered in 17 campuses in different parts of the country. Go to education page
B.Sc. in Botany
Professional
4 Year(s) 0
No
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Botany is a four years, 8 semester program of Mid-Western University of Nepal. Go to education page
B.Sc.in zoology
Professional
4 Year(s) 0
No
Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Zoology is a four year, 8 semester program of Mid-western University of Nepal. Bachelor of Science (B.Sc) in Zoology is taught under the School of Physical and life Sciences. Mid Western University is located in Birendranagar-Surkhet. Go to education page

Ideal Qualities

Style of Working, rather playful: You love being creative and doing new things, even though you don’t mind to also follow a given solutions from time to time. You should consider looking for jobs where you most of the time you can create new things. Such jobs can be found among others in Media, handicrafts and design.

Information Processing, only detailed: You prefer to focus on a specific aspect of your work and to go deeper into the details. You should consider jobs that require you to focus and pay great attention to the details of what you are doing, and avoid jobs which require you to look at the bigger picture. Some examples would include jobs like bookkeeping, data management, software coding, fine arts, handicrafts or translation

Flexibility, very low: You prefer to have a fixed work routine with little or no change every day. You should consider looking for jobs where you are required to go to an office at a specific time each working day. Some examples would include desk jobs and running a shop.

Value orientation, only idealistic: You believe that your work must have meaning behind it, without any material importance. You should consider looking for jobs that will give you some personal satisfaction while doing it. Some examples would include teaching and doing social work.

Pursuit of Success, low: Having a personal life is important to you. You don’t want your social and family relationships to suffer from dedicating time to your work. You should consider looking for jobs that will not interfere with your private life. Avoid jobs which require you to dedicate a lot of your free time to your work

Motivation to Create, low: You prefer to implement already existing ideas rather than come up with your own ways of doing things. You should consider looking for jobs where you will be given clear and explicit instructions on what you have to do, or where there is already an established way of doing things. Avoid jobs where you have to think of your own ways of doing things.

Motivation to Lead, very low: You prefer to stay in the background and allow others to direct the group. You prefer to let others make up their own minds. You should consider looking for jobs where you can do what you want and not have to tell others what to do. Avoid jobs where you will be required to lead a group of people

Sense of Duty, very high: You often feel personally responsible for your work. You are careful when doing your work and you like to do your best. You should consider looking for jobs where you will be entrusted with valuable work that will encourage you to do your best. Avoid jobs where you are not given any responsibility for your work and that do not encourage you to do well

Self-confidence, high: You have a high amount of self-confidence. It is easy for you to present yourself in front of others. You should consider looking for jobs where you will have to make presentations in front of groups of people. Avoid jobs where you will not be encouraged to talk to other people

"Oversee the care and distribution of zoo animals, working with curators and zoo directors to determine the best way to contain animals, maintain their habitats and manage facilities."
"Study animals in their natural habitats, assessing effects of environment and industry on animals, interpreting findings and recommending alternative operating conditions for the industry."
"Research environmental impact of industrial or development activities."
"Inventory or estimate plant and wildlife populations."
"Measure environmental characteristics."

Employment Condition

Self Employment Ratio

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Possible Employers

Size of Employment

At the moment there are people working in this job in Nepal.

Job Demand

Shows the demand of the career (1st being the highest and the last being over-saturated).


60 = very high: This job is very high in demand. You can easily find employment or will be able to sell your service easily as a self employed person.

50 = high: This job is high in demand. With a certain talent you will find a job.

40 = medium: The demand for this job is medium. You should have chances in finding a job, but you might need to be flexible regarding your working place or in self employment, might have to compete with a few other professionals about the work.

30 = low: The demand for this job is low. Only a few vacancies are published. Academic proficiency as well as experience is required to be even considered for applying for this sort of jobs.

20 = saturated: There is no more demand for this profession in the labour market. Only if existing staff is released, new people are hired.

10 = over-supplied: There are many graduates already waiting for a job in this profession. You might have to consider a long waiting list or have to prove extraordinary talent to find a job in this profession.

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