Animal Scientists - What They Do

Animal Scientists generally receive a Bachelor's degree before they enter the job market.

Once employed, Animal Scientists can expect to earn an average of $55,000.00 per year throughout their career.

In addition, over the coming 10 years Animal Scientists will see fairly rapid growth within their industry. They should experience a 9.8% rate of growth during this time period.

In respect to starting your own business, Animal Scientists are seldom seen going the entrepreneurial route. Currently, 9.0% of the employment base is classified as self-employed.

Given the job environment today, Animal Scientists can consider themselves quite lucky, as only 4.0% are currently unemployed.

Academic Programs of Interest

Animal Behavior and Ethology
Ethology is the scientific study of animal behavior, and a branch of zoology. The desire to understand the animal world has made ethology a rapidly growing field, and since the turn of the 21st century, many prior understandings related to diverse fields such as animal communication, personal symbolic name use, animal emotions, animal culture and learning, and even sexual conduct, long thought to be well... more
Food Science
Food science is a discipline concerned with all technical aspects of food, beginning with harvesting or slaughtering, and ending with its cooking and consumption. It is considered one of the agricultural sciences, and is usually considered distinct from the field of nutrition.

Examples of the activities of food scientists include the development of new food products, design of processes to produce these foods, choice of... more
Wildlife Management
Wildlife management is the process of keeping certain wildlife populations, including endangered animals, at desirable levels determined by wildlife managers. Wildlife management is interdisciplinary, integrating science, mathematics, imagination, and logic. It deals with protecting endangered and threatened species and subspecies and their habitats, as well as with non-threatened agricultural pests and game species. more
Zoology is the biological discipline which involves the study of animals. The study of animal life is, of course, ancient: but as 'zoology' it is relatively modern, for what we call biology was known as 'natural history' at the start of the nineteenth century. During the lifetime of Charles Darwin natural history turned from a gentlemanly pursuit to a modern scientific activity. Zoology as we... more