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Zoologists are scientists concerned with the study of animals and animal behaviour. They study their anatomy, physiology, evolution, ecology, and embryology. They are also involved in conservation and with studying diseases in animals.

There are many diverse jobs in this field and there are many different areas a zoologist may specialise in.

They may work in a zoo, wildlife centre or safari park, participating in the direct care of animals and observing them. They could work for animal conservation organisations, where they might be part of projects releasing animals back into the wild. There are also opportunities in universities, research institutions, museums, the pharmaceutical industry and government departments.

Many zoologists work in lab-based environments, however there is also the opportunity for field work both in the UK and abroad.

Salaries range from around £17,500 to over £45,000 a year.

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