Now we can go into specifics.
Wildlife ecologists and biologists work in both the private and public sectors. Government jobs in wildlife ecology include those with the National Park Service or Department of Natural Resources. They also work in laboratories researching microbiology or zoocology. Zoos routinely employ wildlife ecologists to help maintain animal habitats and promote the animals' well-being. Some ecologists and biologists specialize in certain areas like nature education or conservation. It typically requires a bachelors degree to work in a zoo.
Monday, February 29, 2016
Wildlife ecology is similar to wildlife biology. They even have similar jobs. But Indeed.com offers some specifics. Some jobs they offer are Senior Environmental Permitting Manager, Ecology Assistant, Environmental Scientists Intern, and RTLS Field Crew to name just a few. Having a job as a wildlife biologist offers more suggestions, such as Mid-Level Biologist, Forestry Biological Monitor, Fish and Wildlife Biologist, Biological Science Technician, Avian Biologist, Biological Science Technician, and Seasonal or Part-Time Biologists.
Monday, February 22, 2016
Wildlife ecology and wildlife biology; they're both very similar, but which one is better?
Let's compare their salaries. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that wildlife biologists earned an average annual income of $63,230 as of May 2014. The top ten percent of wage earners made a yearly income of $96,720 or more, and the lowest ten earned $38,080 or less per year. The BLS reported that in May 2013, the average annual salary for an ecologist was $50,070.
Though they both have similar jobs, biologists make an annual income of $63,230 while ecologists only make an average annual salary of $50,070, proving that wildlife biology is a better job for people who would like to make more money if they work hard at it. In my opinion, I feel that they should earn the same as each other, seeing as their jobs are alike in many ways and would offer both to live like each other. For example, if a married couple living together both worked as one an ecologist and one is a biologist, the one as an ecologist would not be able to hold up as well as the biologist. Both jobs are connected in many ways. The ecologist studies the animals and plants and tells the biologist what needs to be done to help that species. And in turn the biologist provides for the ecologist.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Wildlife ecologists are scientists who study animal populations and human/animal interactions. Ecologists work to study and learn more about how an animal works with their habitat and how they help. Ecologists also study agriculture of certain ecosystems and how they affect other plants and animals. Their main focus when working with animals is the animal's population and keeping it maintained and healthy. Northern Arizona University says "An undergraduate degree is sufficient for some entry-level careers, while some higher-levels will require a master's degree. A Ph.D. is often required for independent research positions. "
In my opinion, I feel ecology is more for people who want to help the animal and plant populations and keep them at a healthy state. When they work at zoos they mainly help with their environment.
Monday, February 1, 2016
Wildlife biologists are scientists who observe the behaviors of plants and animals, and also work to save and reserve them. Their studies help them decide how the flora and fauna help the ecosystem and what their roles are. Often they will perform experience to expand knowledge and understanding of these organisms. Most biologists specialize in a certain area; Entomology, Ornithology, Marine Biology, or Limnology.
Most people who work as a biologist work in zoos, parks, reserves, and labs. Study.com says "In order to become a wildlife biologist, you must have a Bachelor's degree in wildlife biology for entry-level jobs. A Master's degree or Ph.D. is required for upper-level positions."
In my opinion, I feel wildlife biology is more for people who wish to work directly with the animals and plants. Though wildlife biologists choose to work with the animals.