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Entomologists study the classification, biodiversity, life cycles and ecology of insects and other arthropods. They also plan and implement surveys and pest management programs. (alis) Entomology research plays a huge role in understanding ecosystems: how they function, how they are changing, and how best to protect them. Entomologists play a large role in industries such as agriculture and forestry, and in managing insect populations to protect public health. (ECO Canada)
Find detailed information about the occupation, including typical duties and working conditions, in the links below:
- National Occupational Classification (NOC) - Canadian occupational descriptions
- O*NET Online - U.S. resource for occupational descriptions and information
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- Entomologist profile - ECO Canada
- Entomologist job description - AgCareers.com
- Career Profiles by Sokanu - Entomologist
- A Day in the Life of an Entomologist - Bug Eric (blog)
- What does an Entomologist Do? - EnvironmentalScience.org
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Exploring Other Education Options
- Directory of Entomological Education - Entomological Society of Canada
- Undergraduate Programs (U.S.) - Entomological Society of America
- Search Education Directories
Information for foreign-trained biologists and related scientists - Canadian Information Centre for International Credentials
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- Canada Job Bank - Trend Analysis: Job Market Report (Winnipeg Region)
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
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- Biosciences Association of Manitoba
- BioTalent Canada - human resource info & biotechnology skills development
- BIOTE Canada - member listing for Canada’s health, industrial and agricultural biotechnology sectors
- Council of State Biosciences Associations (U.S.)
- Environmental Careers Organization Canada
- Canadian Pest Management Association - allied members
- Crop Life Canada - members
- Pest Control Canada - directory of professionals
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External resources that will provide you with additional information about the occupation, areas of work and opportunities to build experience:
- Wallis-Roughley Museum of Entomology - University of Manitoba
- Manitoba Agriculture - Government of Manitoba
- Insect Control - City of Winnipeg Public Works Department
- Pest Management Centre - Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada
- Directory of Entomological Education - database of researchers in Canada
- Interesting Entomological Links - from Entomological Society of Ontario
- American Institute for Biological Sciences
- International list of entomological organizations - Entomological Society of America
- Entomological Links from Chrysis.net