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Career Profile - Wildlife Biologist


Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists - Career Profile

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Study the origins, behavior, diseases, genetics, and life processes of animals and wildlife. May specialize in wildlife research and management, including the collection and analysis of biological data to determine the environmental effects of present and potential use of land and water areas.

Career: Wildlife Biologist


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What is a Wildlife Biologist? Becoming a Wildlife Biologist.

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How I got my wildlife biologist job and tips for environmental, biology and wildlife career majors. Hint: it involves a lot of not knowing what I was doing, imposter syndrome, rejections, visa struggles.

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Find Your Path: Wildlife Biologist

Jenniffer Bakke shows what it's like to work as a wildlife biologist with a forest management company in Independence, Ore. She spends a lot of time in the woods and keeps track of wildlife on the company's land. She helps make sure a timber harvest or other work is done in a way that minimizes harm to wildlife habitat.

(Part of the Find Your Path series created by the Oregon Forest Resources Institute.)


Come with me on a day in my life to see how I complete wildlife habitat assessments and other environmental science field work. I will also show you a peek into my field journal and what kind of data I gather in the field as a wildlife biologist in order to support the conservation of endangered species and their habitat.

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Wildlife Biologist Career at Work (A Day in the Life) US Fish and Wildlife Service FWS Demonstration

A wildlife biologist works to study species’ and environments’ interaction with habitats and ecosystems; in the 1981 Before My Memory Fades: My Years as a Fish & Wildlife Biologist, Colorado State University wildlife biologist Dwight Smith studied plants and animals near the Rocky Mountains’ Continental Divide, where, for four and a half months, he lived in a “primitive” eighty-five year-old log cabin “that had been the center of a gold-mining operation.” In 1980, a publication by the U. S. Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Management Office, Intermountain Region stated that “in recent years, the minimum requirement has consisted of at least a master’s degree from an accredited college or university,” though, in the Bureau of Labor Statistics’ Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016–2017 Edition, the “Typical Entry-Level Education” requirement was listed as a “[b]achelor's degree.”

In this 2012 video, wildlife biologist Chelsea Corcoran-Quadt (Chelsea McKinney), a fish and wildlife biologist for the United States’ Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS), explains a FWS objective to protect endangered species, occupations within the FWS, mist nets, the capture, weight measurement and identification tagging of birds with anklet bands, and interest application to jobs within the FWS.

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Bureau of Labor Statistics. “Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists.” Accessed March 28, 2017.

Corcoran-Quadt, Chelsea. “A Day in the Life of a Wildlife Biologist.” U.S. Fish and Wildlife video, 7:51. February 9, 2012.

Smith, Dwight R. Above Timberline: A Wildlife Biologist’s Rocky Mountain Journal. Edited by Alan Anderson Jr. New York: Knopf, 1981.

U. S. Department of Agriculture, Wildlife Management Office, Intermountain Region. So You Want to be a Wildlife Biologist?. n.l.: U. S. Department of Agriculture, 1980.

Becoming Wildlife Biologist

If you could custom-design the perfect career, you might include things such as; engaging science, helping ecosystems, working with technology and wildlife, outdoor adventure, fresh air in wild open spaces, and physical activity. If all that sounds too good to be true in a single career, then watch this video and explore below what it might be like to become a wildlife biologist someday.

Project Me: The Wildlife Biologist

WVU student Hannah Clipp first found her lifelong passion at age 6 at the National Zoo, although she got lost from her parents while stopping to admire ducks swimming in a fountain. That passion was wildlife.

Now the wildlife and fisheries resources major has brought her passion to life at WVU through research ranging from golden eagle surveys to collecting insect samples to checking on black bear dens.

Career Planning Video: Zoologist s and Wildlife Biologists

Study the origins, behavior, diseases, genetics, and life processes of animals and wildlife. May specialize in wildlife research and management, including the collection and analysis of biological data to determine the environmental effects of present and potential use of land and water areas.

Career in Wildlife Sciences | By Himani Nautiyal | PhD Student, Kyoto University, Japan

Himani Nautiyal, who is currently pursuing PhD from Kyoto University , guides students about career in wildlife sciences. She explains the career opportunities in this field as well as gives knowledge about institutes where one can pursue these courses. She has been awarded various grants and scholarships including National Geographic Young Explorer Grant by National Geographic Society in 2016.

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Shane Kiefer, NRM graduate and Senior Wildlife Biologist at a consulting firm, describes his work with private land owners and his experience in the Department of Natural Resources Management.

Conservation Career - Wildlife Biologist

Career opportunities with the Missouri Dept. of Conservation.
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Hi my name's John Vogel and I'm a wildlife biologist for the Missouri Department of Conservation. My primary job duties include managing habitat for all types of wildlife whether it be birds, mammals or reptiles and amphibians. I also work with a lot of people and I'm responsible for making sure that any citizens that come out to use our conservation areas have adequate resources whether they want to hunt, fish, hike, bird watch or view any other types of wildlife.
And I like my job because I get to work with people and I also get to spend a lot of time outdoors.

Career snapshot - Marine & Wildlife Biology

Erin Oakley discusses her pathway from studying a Bachelor of Science to working as a Marine Mammal Trainer at Sea World on the Gold Coast.

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How Wildlife Biologist Dream Job Becomes Reality - Alayne Cotterill

In Chapter 2 of 13 in her 2010 interview with Capture Your Flag Host Erik Michielsen, wildlife biologist Alayne Cotterill compares career expectations and realities working as a wildlife biologist in Africa. Cotterill finds her career as fulfilling and satisfying as imagined, comparing the feeling to coming home. As a child, Cotterill immersed herself in wildlife biologist writing. Her career leads her to embrace the challenge and difficulty of the work as enjoyable parts of the process. Learn more about Alayne's work at View more videos at

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