Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists

risk level
Based on 369 votes
by year 2032
or $33.94 per hour
as of 2023

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Automation risk

16% (Minimal Risk)

Minimal Risk (0-20%): Occupations in this category have a low probability of being automated, as they typically demand complex problem-solving, creativity, strong interpersonal skills, and a high degree of manual dexterity. These jobs often involve intricate hand movements and precise coordination, making it difficult for machines to replicate the required tasks.

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Some quite important qualities of the job are difficult to automate:

  • Social Perceptiveness

  • Originality

  • Negotiation

  • Persuasion

User poll

21% chance of full automation within the next two decades

Our visitors have voted there's a low chance this occupation will be automated. This assessment is further supported by the calculated automation risk level, which estimates 16% chance of automation.

What do you think the risk of automation is?

What is the likelihood that Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists will be replaced by robots or artificial intelligence within the next 20 years?


The following graph(s) are included wherever there is a substantial amount of votes to render meaningful data. These visual representations display user poll results over time, providing a significant indication of sentiment trends.

Sentiment over time (yearly)


Slow growth relative to other professions.

The number of 'Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists' job openings is expected to rise 0.7% by 2032

Total employment, and estimated job openings

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics for the period between 2021 and 2031
Updated projections are due 09-2023.


High paid relative to other professions

In 2023, the median annual wage for 'Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists' was $70,600, or $33 per hour

'Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists' were paid 46.9% higher than the national median wage, which stood at $48,060

Wages over time

* Data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics


Lower range of job opportunities compared to other professions

As of 2023 there were 17,100 people employed as 'Zoologists and Wildlife Biologists' within the United States.

This represents around < 0.001% 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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Anonymous (Uncertain) says
It's essentially researching, and AI has been learning more and more.
May 07, 2024 at 06:25 PM
Viktor (Low) says
I voted low because you can not replace taking care of animals or studying animals with AI. Humans can somewhat understand animals and how they act, but I don't think AI think be able to feel empathy or care for animals like humans do.
Mar 01, 2024 at 06:08 PM
ez (No chance) says
because the animals deserve love and care not just being left to be care by robots with no feelings for the animals
Jul 25, 2023 at 04:31 AM
No comment (No chance) says
This job requires a lot of thinking on your feet which AI is not good at.
Jul 13, 2022 at 02:55 AM
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
Bryson Levake says
I’m seeing this in 2023😂
Oct 31, 2023 at 04:08 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 (Low) 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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