What is a wildlife biologist? by Austin Sheffer
Why I choose this job • I choose this job because… • It’s outdoors • I like to help animals • I like hand on things
About the Job • A wildlife biologist studies the populations, habits, and conservation of wildlife and fish • They are usually specialized in subtopics within the field of wildlife. • Wildlife biologist usually write reports, publish scientific papers, or journal articles about their research
What does the job do? -Help animals -Fight diseases -Prevent diseases -Study animals
How do they fight diseases? • First they take the sampling tubes and take whatever they need and they put it in the tube. • Then they test or store there evidence and then later test. • After that they do other test so they can help to fight diseases.
Tool/Technology • Computers • Testing tubes • Car /truck • Commercial traps • Commercial fishing nets • Guns • Scientific software • Map making software • Microsoft Spreadsheet • Microsoft Excel • Microsoft Word • Compass
High school classes needed -biology -chemistry -earth science -calculus -wildlife management
High school classes needed continued -Cell biology -Conservation and preservation -Fish populations -Genetics -Mammalogy -natural resources management -wildlife biology
Hours per week • A wildlife biologist on average works an 55 hour week • New to the job= 40-50 hours • Median= 45-55 • Experienced=55-60
Bonuses • On average a wildlife biologist gets a bonus every 6 months. • They get a average of $1,000 and $5,000 every time.
Conditions • A wildlife biologist works in all weather. • May need to travel to get to there destination.
Related occupations Animal scientist Biological scientist • Studies animal behaviors • Studies DNA
Pros and Cons Pros Cons • Help animals live longer • Help fight diseases. • Experienced people work longer than when first started • Average pay an hour
Work citied • “Wildlife biologist.” Wiscareers. Board of Regents of the University of Wisconsin System, 2011. 23 may 2011