We surveyed 228 animal behaviorists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical animal behaviorist. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an animal behaviorist?



Working as an animal behaviorist typically doesn’t require the use of high levels of intelligence in daily tasks.

Can I learn to become an animal behaviorist?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an animal behaviorist typically depends predominantly on qualities you can gain through experience, with a small aspect of skills you are born with.

Is it easy to get a job as an animal behaviorist?



It’s typically difficult to find a job as an animal behaviorist. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for animal behaviorists.