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Occupation Title: Zoologists & Wildlife Biologists

Description: Study the origins, behavior, diseases, genetics, and life processes of animals and wildlife. May specialize in wildlife research and management. May collect and analyze biological data to determine the environmental effects of present and potential use of land and water habitats.

Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) Code: 19-1023

Sample Job Titles: Wildlife Biologist, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, Fisheries Biologist, Fishery Biologist, Wildlife Manager, Zoologist, Aquatic Biologist, Assistant Research Scientist, Conservation Resources Management Biologist, Environmental Specialist.

 Salary Chart Zoologists & Wildlife Biologists

Estimated Total Employment*
2008: 17,780
2009: 17,460
2010: 17,440
2011: 18,380
2012: 18,650

Data Source:
Bureau of Labor Statistics

Projected Job Openings (2010-2020): 5,900
Projected Growth (2010-2020): 3-9%

(total 10 year projection, not annual)

Data Source:
O*NET Online

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment Statistics program does not include self-employed workers in employment estimates. O*NET and other BLS programs do include self-employed workers.

This material is based upon work supported by the National Science Foundation under Grant No. REC-0439914 and DRL-0910041 (Enhancing Departments and Graduate Education in Geography).

Suggested citation: Association of American Geographers, Jobs & Careers Website, Salary Data and Trends, http://www.aag.org/cs/salary_data_and_trends/salary_data_and_trends_overview (accessed mm//dd/yyyy).