Careers involving wolves.

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Careers involving wolves.

Post by Angel » Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:19 pm

I was curious if anyone could make a list of careers involving wolves, see if I may broaden my horizons career-wise.

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Re: Careers involving wolves.

Post by king1-7 » Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:46 pm

I would also love it if some sort of list of wolf-related careers was posted on here. It would be wonderful to have a good reference when thinking about what educational path you want to take.

Maybe one of the local experts can help us out?
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Re: Careers involving wolves.

Post by SolitaryHowl » Wed Sep 17, 2008 2:54 pm

There's zoology, something that I want to get into. You can work in the field, among other things, doing research and stuff. There's no guarantee that you'll get to work with wolves, but from what I understand that's basically what zoologists do - study animals.
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Re: Careers involving wolves.

Post by CLBaileyi » Thu Sep 18, 2008 9:56 pm

I'll take a stab at this: if others see/think of something that I have forgotten, just add to it. I also know we have tackled this topic in the past here at WQ, so you might do a search.

Zookeeper
Field biologist
Reproductive biologist
Behaviorist
Wildlife Manager (i.e. what we have here in MN and several other states where wolves are making a comeback)
USDA (depredation specialist investigating livestock losses caused by wolves or other wildlife)
Education specialist
Sanctuary
Veterinarian
Veterinary technician
Conservation biologist

Basically, your education requirements are going to vary, depending on the specific career. For most zookeeping jobs, a four year degree in one of the sciences is a must, for some of the field biologist positions they are now wanting more-a Masters or above. It really does vary from one part of the country to another as well. Check out your local zoo or DNR for more information.
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