Ecologists study the relationships of organisms and their environment. In addition to their research, they gather data and analyze it for importance. They study environmental problems and determine what caused them and how to improve the situation.
What type of responsibilities will I have?
What education and training is required?
Bachelor’s degree in biological sciences, botany or ecology is required to be an ecologist.
To pursue a career as an ecologist:
The following high school courses are recommended: Agriculture education, biology, chemistry, environmental science, mathematics and computer sciences.
Where can I work?
Federal and local governments hire ecologists as do colleges and universities, research institutions, environmental engineering firms and zoos.
Future Job Market / Outlook
The future outlook for ecologist will be good over the next five years.
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