We surveyed 573 zoologists to better understand the work environment and required skills of a typical zoologist. Here are the results.

How much intelligence is required as a zoologist?

Low

High

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

Can I learn to become a zoologist?

Intrinsic Talent

Acquired Talent

A career as a zoologist 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 a zoologist?

Easy

Hard

It’s typically quite difficult to find a job as a zoologist. If you’re curious about the numbers, check out the job market for zoologists.

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Do zoologists work full-time or part-time?

65% of zoologists work in full-time roles while 35% work part-time.

Do zoologists have control over the direction of their work?

Low

High

While sometimes the direction is set, occasionally zoologists will have some flexibility over the direction of their work.

Is being a zoologist physically demanding?

Low

High

Being a zoologist may occasionally require demanding physical activity, which may make it not a suitable career choice for everyone.

Are zoologists exposed to a wide variety of work?

Low

High

While sometimes repetitive, zoologists tend to have opportunities for variety in their work.

Does being a zoologist require attention to detail?

Low

High

Attention to detail isn't necessarily required to be successful as a zoologist.

Does being a good zoologist require compassion and empathy?

Low

High

Being compassionate and empathetic is considered helpful to those looking to pursue careers as zoologists.