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Posted by bart on January 05, 2002 at 21:22:48:
In Reply to: Father having problem with career choice. posted by Aaron Luxenberg on January 02, 2002 at 16:55:38:
There are a variety of jobs for herpetological minded persons.
One is working for your state Wildlife commission.All 50 states have herpetologists on staff.
Many colleges and universities have herp courses that are taught by very well known herpetologists.
Most zoos have herp displays and the larger ones employ herpetologists.
All reptile publications employ herpetologists.
The U.S. fish and Wildlife employs many herpetologists.
Network television employs herpetologists as hosts but many more for research.
There are also international groups that hire herpetologists for conservation projects.
In the course of study,you may want to extensively study biology.This will allow you to work in ANY school,zoo,college,university,state,federal,or international conservation commission.
My name is Aaron and i want to be a herpetologist and my father has a problem with it he says that i cant make a living doing it for a living i was wondering if anyone can give me some thoughts to tell my dad like where a herpetologist would work and what the get paid doing it. He also is a ephithiophobiac(having an unnatural fear of snakes) he hates snake and wishes they never existed. Please help me it will help in my choice of colleges and certain other life choices. Thanks in advance
: Aaron Luxenberg