Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

6.0/10 job score
risk level
by 2031
or $31.08 hourly
as of 2021

What is the risk of automation?

We calculate this occupation to have an automation risk score of 16% (No worries)

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How quickly is this occupation growing?

The number of 'Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists' job openings is expected to rise 0.7% by 2031
'Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists' is expected to be a slow growing occupation in comparison to other occupations.
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031.
Updated projections are due Sep 2023.

What are the median wages for 'Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists' in the United States?

In 2021 the median annual wage for 'Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists' was $64,650, or $31.08 hourly
'Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists' are paid 41.3% higher than the national median wage, which stands at $45,760
* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics

How many people are employed as zoologists and wildlife biologists?

As of 2021 there were 15,930 people employed as Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists within the United States.
This represents around 0.011% of the employed workforce across the country.
Put another way, around 1 in 8 thousand people are employed as Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists.

Job description

Study the origins, behavior, diseases, genetics, and life processes of animals and wildlife. May specialize in wildlife research and management. May collect and analyze biological data to determine the environmental effects of present and potential use of land and water habitats.

SOC Code: 19-1023.00


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Stacy Fordyce says
in 2020-2021 its very possible but I doubt that some robots are going to take over biology because they need human to create them and give them the info to do that. So really its all the human that study the wild life then give the robots info if you think about it.
May 24, 2021 at 04:52 PM
Unknown (No chance) says
Robots and animals don't mix. Animals are living and wild, robots are tech and man made and we shouldn’t replace them.
Feb 28, 2021 at 04:50 PM
Deyah (No chance) says
No way of replacing wildlife rangers with robots, because we all know robots can't nurture animals, their habitats as well as we can do it with more compassion
Nov 29, 2020 at 04:40 AM
bill says
robots are very good at collecting data but are really only good at doing one thing it could require many robots just to study in many fields and many robots to study the traits of the millions of organisms but technology is advancing at a quick rate so they might take over in the simpler areas
Oct 20, 2020 at 04:26 AM
Jack Carroll (No chance) says
Robots will need maintenance as well as the animals so no
Aug 28, 2020 at 03:40 PM
Sam Holiday (Small chance) says
Robots can't really have a connection with animals.
Nov 09, 2019 at 01:44 AM
Alex (No chance) says
A field that requires flexible thought processes, where a project may not have an easily definable goal at the outset or need to have it's aims adjusted on the fly.
Sep 12, 2019 at 09:28 AM

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