STEM Career of the Week – Zoologist!


Steve Irwin, the Crocodile Hunter

Job 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.

Education:  Master’s, Bachelor’s

Possible Job Titles:  Wildlife Biologist, Zoologist, , Fisheries Biologist, Aquatic Biologist, Conservation Biologist, Environmental Specialist

Possible Employers:  academia, private business, government, research

Famous Zoologists:  Aristotle (classisifed the animal kingdom into 2 major groups), Dian Fossey (one of the Leakeya’s Angels), Steve Irwin (the Crocodile Hunter), Sir Ian Wilmut (cloned the first mammal in 1996)