A Plethora of Job Opportunities in Zoology

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A Plethora of Job Opportunities in Zoology
A Plethora of Job Opportunities in Zoology

Science does not only give you opportunity to discover new things but also brings you closer to the nature. There are some of streams in science that gives chance to save our nature and make our world beautiful. So today we are going to tell you about making career in Zoology. If you love animals and are passionate for wildlife then it’s a great stream to make your profession in.

Zoology is a branch of biology which studies scientific structure and life of animals including reptiles, birds, fish and mammals.  It studies animal kingdom of living and extinct. Problems of destruction of rainforest, study of insects, structure of organisms etc. are being covered in Zoology.

People who specialize in the field of zoology are called Zoologist. They study animal behaviors, species characteristics etc of animals. Generally, people call them animal scientist or biologist as it studies animal kingdom. More interestingly, a zoologist also analyzes how animals interact to each other.  Here are some more roles that a Zoologist perform:

Recognizing, classifying, recording and monitoring animal species
Collecting data and interpreting it
Employing complex procedures, for example, computerized molecular and cellular analysis, and in-vitro fertilization
Executing field and laboratory research findings
Studying animals in their natural environment or in captivity
Generating comprehensive technical reports
Presenting and publishing information in journals and books
Supervising technicians

To become a Zoologist one can opt for any one of these following stream:

Taxonomists are mostly concerned with naming and classification of animal species,
Physiologists study the metabolic processes of animals
Embryologists focus on the early stages of animals.
Herpetology is the study of reptiles and amphibians

One can also specialize in one animal group:

Ornithologists deal with birds,
Ichthyologists study fishes
Mammalogists deal with mammals

Qualification Criteria:

In India, many universities and colleges are offering Graduation and Post Graduation degree in Zoology like B.Sc, M.Sc, M.Phil and Ph.D levels. In Bachelor’s level, student may take Zoology as principal subject or with Microbiology / Botany / Chemistry / Physics as Principal Subject and Zoology as subsidiary subject or B.Sc (First Class) of any university in Zoology / Life Sciences / Biological Sciences.

Here are some courses offered in Zoology:

Bachelor of Science in Zoology
Bachelor of Science in Bio-technology, Zoology and Chemistry
Bachelor of Science in Botany, Zoology and Chemistry
Master of Science in Marine Zoology
Master of Science in Zoology with specializations in Medical Microbiology
Master of Science in Zoology
Master of Philosophy in Zoology
Doctor of Philosophy in Zoology

Scope of Zoology

There is a surplus amount of career opportunity for a Zoologist. Zoology is both descriptive and analytical so it can be approached either as a basic science and applied science. Companies and organizations that hire Zoologist are mainly zoos, wildlife services, national park, botanical gardens, nature reserves, laboratories, conservation organization and universities.

A zoologist can be appointed as:

  • Wildlife Rehabilitator
  • Animal behaviorist
  • Researchers
  • Environmental consultant
  • Field trials officer
  • Marine scientist
  • Nature conservation officer
  • Physician associate
  • Science journalist
  • Patent attorney

Colleges that offers courses in Zoology

Loyola College-Chennai
St. Xavier’s College-Mumbai
Christ University-Bangalore
Madras Christian College-Chennai
The Oxford College of Science–Bangalore
Stella Maris College-Chennai
Fergusson College-Pune
Hansraj College-Delhi
Presidency College-Chennai
Miranda House-Delhi
Gargi College-Delhi
St Joseph’s College-Calicut
Hindu College-Delhi
Ethiraj College For Women-Chennai
St. Xavier’s College-Kolkata
St. Albert’s College-Kerala

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