Your Zoology degree can be the first step toward a rewarding career as a dentist! To practice dentistry, one must earn a D. D. S. or D. M. D. degree from an accredited training program after graduating from Weber State.
What Career Can You See Yourself In?
Our world needs more people with experience in critical thinking, problem solving, and teamwork. Zoology majors are playing a large part in filling that need! They are well-prepared for jobs in many areas.
Some zoologists focus their studies on a specific group of animals; others specialize on problems or processes, such as those in physiology or genetics, which are common to many groups. Zoologists have made many important contributions to our understanding of the natural world. They've led the way in innovation and change.
Furthermore, they benefit humankind through their work in areas such as medicine and environmental conservation.
What will you do with YOUR Zoology Degree?
If you're interested in being a doctor, you can use your Zoology degree as a stepping stone toward practicing medicine.
The practice of medicine requires an M.D. or a D. O. degree from an accredited training program, as well as completion of a 3-6 year medical residency program, after graduating from Weber State. Details about pre-medical training can be found here.
As in medicine and dentistry, specialized training that leads to earning a D. M. V. degree is required after graduating from Weber State.
More information about pre-veterinarian training can be found here.
Bio Technician/ Lab Technician
Zoology provides you with the background to work in biological laboratories.
Careers in biotech include molecular diagnostic testing, pathology testing, and many other types of medical testing.
The study of zoology provides you with the background to understand the needs of animals and also with the skills to learn as you go.
Careers in animal care include those working with pets and domesticated animals, such as animal trainers or animal boarders. They also include zookeepers and animal rescuers.
Wildlife & Conservation
Wildlife and fishery biologists study all aspects of animal life that relate to management and conservation of natural resources.
Wildlife and fishery biologists often pursue a graduate degree at some point in their career.
More information about pre-graduate-school training can be found here.
Every aspect of zoology from cellular functions, growth and development, behavior, health, ecology, and evolution is being (or could be) studied by some academic researcher.
Research Zoologists pursue graduate degrees. They become increasingly specialized within their field of interest. More information about pre-graduate-school training can be found here.
Careers in Education
Biology Composite Teacher
Many people interested in Zoology acquire their greatest reward in introducing others to the subject.
Teaching at the high school level may be a very satisfying career for such people. Teaching in secondary schools requires state certification in addition to a Bachelor's Degree.
Secondary school teachers must be generalists capable of giving students a broad spectrum of knowledge about living organisms.
College and University Teaching
Perhaps you have the desire to pursue a career of active, cutting-edge research, that includes teaching at the university level. Research and teaching at this level generally requires a doctorate degree(Ph.D.)
College teaching positions are very competitive, and dedication to active research and excellent teaching are a must. Information about preparation for graduate study in zoology.
WSU CAREER SERVICES
Career Services works hard to provide all WSU students with the resources needed to find, interview for, and gain employment. Every student should be exploring their site and taking advantage of the excellent opportunities they offer.
Today, check out this great resource specifically for Zoology majors: Career Pathways in Zoology.
BUREAU of LABOR STATISTICS
Visit the BoLS to learn even more about the careers you are interested in. There, you'll find in-depth descriptions, including typical environments, expected salaries and job outlooks.
To get started, try these: ♦ Physician ♦ Veterinarian ♦ Zoologist
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Weber State University
Department of Zoology
1415 Edvalson St., Dept. 2505
Ogden, UT 84408-2505
Tracy Hall Science Center (TY)
Room 402, Mail Code 2505
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