Zoologist / Wildlife Biologist
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Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists posses knowledge of animal anatomy, physiology, behavior, diseases, nutrition, ecosystems and taxonomy. They may work for government, educational institutes and organizations that focus on: research, wildlife protection, population management and environmental conservation. (Adapted from Eco.ca)
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
- ECO Canada profiles
- ECO Canada profiles: Zoologist
- ECO Canada profiles: Ornithologist
- ECO Canada profiles: Conservation Biologist
- ECO Canada profiles: Fisheries Specialist
- ECO Canada profiles: Wildlife Biologist
- OCCinfo by alis - Alberta-based occupational information
- Biology Career Overview - from the Sloan Career Cornerstone Center
- A Day in the Life of a Zoologist - The Princeton Review
- UM Career Mentor profile - Zoologist, University of Manitoba alumnus
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Labour market information
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- Trend Analysis - Job Market Report (Winnipeg Region) - Gov. of Canada Job Bank
- Occupational Outlook Handbook - Job outlook for the U.S.
- Fisheries and Wildlife: Current Job Trends and Future Growth - 2017 labour market report from ECO Canada
Professional associations organize events and directories, job postings, career and labour market information. Student membership opportunities are also available. This is a great way to learn and network.
- The Canadian Society of Zoologists
- Zoological Society of Manitoba
- American Society of Ichthyologists & Herpetologists
- Society for the Study of Amphibians & Reptiles
- American Institute for Biological Sciences
- Society of Canadian Ornithologists
- Careers in Mammalogy
- American Society of Mammalogists
- The Society for Integrative and Comparative Biology
- Association of Zoos and Aquariums (North America)
Directories, Industry Associations, and Sector Councils
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- Life Sciences Association of Manitoba
- Manitoba Environmental Industry Association
- Environmental Careers Organization Canada
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