Zoologist Salary (Australia)
A Zoologist earns an average salary of AU$63,871 per year.
|Salary||AU$49,493 - AU$98,633|
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|AU$50,167 - AU$85,731|
Job Description for Zoologist
Zoologists are scientists who study living organisms, specifically animals (some specialize in particular types of animals), and they are employed primarily by universities, wildlife agencies, zoos, and other special attractions. This position often requires working in an outdoor environment, and some travel may be required. Their hours will depend on the hours of their organization, and overnight or weekend shifts are not uncommon.Read More...
Zoologist will have a variety of responsibilities which vary depending on their employer and the environment/s in which they work. Common duties include: using a variety of tools to collect and analyze data; collecting biological samples to ensure animals' health; observing animals and their interactions; working with research teams; improving upon human knowledge of animals; and maintaining up-to-date knowledge regarding animals and research findings.
A college degree in zoology is generally required for this position, and a Ph.D. may be required for positions which involve a great deal of research and planning. Aspiring zoologists should have an innate love and understanding of animals and the ambition to understand animals on a deeper level. This position can be very demanding, so they should also have a diligent work ethic and exceptional computer software skills. (Copyright 2018 PayScale.com)
- Study the origin and development of animal species, habits, diseases, behavior, and the relationship between animals and their environment.
- Maintain records of species, habitat types, and wetlands studied during surveys.
- Conduct habitat surveys and prepare biological and environmental reports.
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