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A zoologist is a scientist who studies animals and their behavior, physiology, genetics, ecology and evolution. Zoologists may specialize in studying specific types of animals such as mammals, birds, fish, reptiles, insects or they may focus on particular aspects of animal biology such as animal behavior, animal physiology or animal ecology.

Zoologists may conduct research in laboratories, fields, zoos or any other animal facilities. They may study animal populations and their habitats, examine the genetic makeup of different animal species or observe animal behavior and communication patterns. Zoologists may work in a variety of settings including academic research institutions, government agencies, environmental consulting firms, zoos, aquariums as well as nonprofit organizations. They may also work in industries such as agriculture, biotechnology or pharmaceuticals.


For Bachelor’s

  • To get admission in top-ranked colleges/universities, a national level entrance exam is conducted like JEE Mains, JEE Advanced, NEET or any other required exam. 
  • Aspirants need to have a bachelor’s degree in science with at least 60% marks from any recognised institute. 


For Master’s

  • A master’s degree in science is a well-suited option for undergraduates. 
  • Students need to obtain at least 65% marks in their PG Program. 
  • Seekers can go further for Ph.D Program. 

Job Roles

The field of zoology aims to provide in-depth knowledge and enhance the skills of the students. To do such a task, zoology presents innumerable job roles. Below mentioned are some job roles:

  • Animal Scientist
  • Animal Biologist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Animal Control Officer
  • Entomologists


Employment Sector

  • Education Sector
  • Forest Department
  • Marine Industry
  • Research & Development (R&D)
  • Veterinary Product Manufacturing Industry

Top Recruiters

There are many recruiters from leading companies who enlist potential students in the zoology field. Following are some Recruiters from where students can find an employment opportunity in India: 

  • Forest Department of State
  • Zoological Survey of India
  • Central Marine Fisheries Research Institute
  • Indian Institute of Science Education & Research
  • Ministry of Environment & Forests
  • Central Inland Fisheries Research Institute


The salary range may vary from company to company, but the salary of a zoologist is impressive only in India.


Level of Salary

Annual Level Salary 

Starting Salary

Approx ₹2,00,000 

Mid Level Salary

Approx ₹5,00,000 

Senior Level Salary

Approx ₹8,00,000


  • Science Knowledge
  • Adaptability
  • Creativity
  • Research skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Problem-solving & Decision making skills


The career scope of a zoologist is vast and varied with opportunities available in a range of fields including academia, research and development, government as well as industry. Zoologists are responsible for investigating, understanding and applying knowledge to solve complex problems in their respective fields.

In academia, they can pursue a career as a professor or a researcher, conducting cutting-edge research and teaching the next generation. In industry, zoologists can work in research and development departments using their expertise to develop new technologies. They can also work for government agencies such as the National Institutes of Health or the Environmental Protection Agency conducting research and developing policies to protect public health and the environment. 


  • Can improve animals’ quality of life
  • Variety of job roles
  • Adventurous career
  • Less Competition
  • Great Salary Package


  • Unpredictable working hours
  • Sometimes dangerous situations need to be faced
  • Challenging job