Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists:

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

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Indiana Average Salary $62,020.00
Average Time to Fill 47 days
Typical Education Bachelor's degree
Typical Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2021-2031) 189
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2021-2031) 5.47 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Information Gathering
Critical Thinking
Oral Communication
Written Communication
Resource Allocation
Numerical and Arithmetic Application
Work Ethic
Technology and Tool Usage

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Analyzing Data or Information

Analyze organic compounds
Examine biological material specimens
Conduct standardized qualitative laboratory analyses
Analyze biological samples
Perform biological testing
Analyze chemical compounds or substances
Test chemical or physical characteristics of materials or products
Analyze scientific or investigative findings
Conduct standardized quantitative laboratory analyses
Identify problems using mathematical or statistical methods
Perform statistical analysis or modeling
Examine animals to detect illness, disease, or injury
Examine insects to detect illness, disease, or injury
Interpret animal habits, behaviors, or needs
Conduct research of processes in natural or industrial ecosystems
Analyze ecosystem data

Getting Information

Study development of microscopic organisms
Examine characteristics or behavior of living organisms
Develop biological research methods
Conduct biological research
Conduct vivisection for scientific research
Study animal development
Study plant development
Collect scientific or technical data
Conduct laboratory research or experiments
Conduct field research
Collect statistical data
Conduct field trips
Research human or animal disease or parasites
Research environmental impact of industrial or development activities
Review maps to determine location or routes

Thinking Creatively

Write research or project grant proposals
Prepare proposal documents or grant applications
Write business project or bid proposals
Develop new products based on scientific research
Develop scientific hypotheses, theories, or laws
Develop simple informational data repositories or databases
Develop complex computer databases
Develop plans to manage natural or renewable resources
Create mathematical or statistical diagrams, charts, or tables

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Direct scientific research or investigative studies
Manage laboratory environment or facility
Direct implementation of new procedures, policies, or programs
Manage wildlife populations
Conduct forestry, range, or other public land management
Oversee execution of organizational or program policies
Supervise scientific or technical personnel
Supervise scientific or research based personnel

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Breed animals to propagate stock or to develop new type
Perform animal euthanasia
Follow safety procedures and regulations in scientific or laboratory environments
Control animal and plant diseases through sanitation, cleanliness, and management procedures
Identify animal disease or parasites
Identify insect disease or parasites
Handle infectious materials safely according to procedures
Solve animal breeding problems

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Environmental Science
National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA)
Security Clearance
Wildlife Removal
Personnel Management

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