We surveyed 427 animal scientists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical animal scientist. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as an animal scientist?



Working as an animal scientist typically requires higher levels of intelligence when compared with the average career. This means that animal scientists are required to actively learn new things related to their discipline and solve complex problems.

Can I learn to become an animal scientist?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as an animal scientist 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 scientist?



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


Do animal scientists work full-time or part-time?

55% of animal scientists work in full-time roles while 45% work part-time.

Is being an animal scientist stressful?



Animal scientists tend not to find their jobs stressful, which likely contributes positively to career satisfaction.

Is being organized important as an animal scientist?



Organization is not considered a particuarly important part of being an animal scientist.

How competitive is the workplace for animal scientists?



Competition at work is not common for animal scientists.