|To become a vet, you must truly care about helping them and be ready for 6-8 years of college. To become a DVM (Doctor of Veterinary Medicine) you will have to take classes in college like anatomy, physiology, pathology, and microbiology. There are many different jobs for vets also. You might work in a private practice with small animals such as cats, dogs, hamsters, or birds, or maybe you'll work with farm or zoo animals. Other vets become teachers, researchers. They may inspect food for the government or become environmental workers. As soon as you graduate from college, you can expect an average salary of $15,000-$25,000 per year. As you get more experienced, you can expect about $35,000-$65,000 per year.|
As an animal care attendant you would be responsible for fully taking care of animals put in your charge. For instance, if you were an animal care attendant in a zoo, you might be put in charge of taking care of the lions. You would clean out their cag
e and feed them their meals. At the time there are no educational or training requirements but the pay is generally very little. Since this is an around the clock job, there is not always a guarantee that you can leave at a set time. If you are wanting
to gain a little bit of experience in this field, it might be a good idea to volunteer since there are always cages to clean, animals to be fed, and animals to be exercised.
Zoologists are the people in the zoos that oversee the future development of
the animal exhibit. Zoologists obtain any licenses and permits needed to own
certain animals. As a zoologist, you would study all aspects of animal life,
such as the origin, classification, structure and behavior. Your wages would
depend on your college degree. For a Bachelor's degree, you can expect an
average of around $20,000-$25,000 per year, for a Master's degree, around
$25,000-$32,000 per year, and for a Doctoral degree you can expect around
$35,000-$40,000 per year.
Ornithology is the scientific study of birds. As an ornithologist you might
study the behavioral patterns of certain species of birds. Or you might study
wildlife management and conservation. To become an ornithologist, you need a
Bachelor's degree at the very least, and a Ph.D. if you want to attain the
top positions in the field.
Wildlife biologists are scientists that study wildlife and try to help and
protect it. These important people work in many different ways. Some serve as
teachers, conservationists, or park rangers. The wages you'd receive in this
profession depend on your education. For a Bachelor's degree, you would
receive anywhere from $18,700 to $30,100 per year. For a Master's degree, you
would receive an average of $23,000-$36,900, and for those people with a
Ph.D., you'd receive about $34,300-$53,400.